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Hall of Fame: The balancing act–Andy Liseo was hard to take down on the field and on the mat

August 4, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Andy Liseo spun around the first Bloomfield defender like a ninja warrior, bouncing off two fingers to keep his balance, and slipping through a pair of linebackers at the line of scrimmage. Liseo ricocheted off the next defender to find some open space on the sidelines…and it was off to the…

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Blues keeping playoff hopes alive

August 3, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Bristol Blues manager, Pat Riley stretched his arms back and reclined in his chair in the locker room. The expression on his face displayed a calm demeanor. “We have a good team here,” the manager said. “We just have to figure out ways to win and hit our stride at the…

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Scorebook for the Aug. 5 edition

August 3, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, July 25 and Sunday, July 31. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Bristol Blues North Shore Navigators 7, Bristol Blues 4 Tuesday, July 26 At Muzzy Field, Bristol NAVIGATORS Player ab r h bi Peña, ss 5 2 2 1 Singleton,…

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Sports listings for the Aug. 5 edition

August 3, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Bees drop series opener to the Revolution

August 3, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees dropped the opener of their three-game series with the York Revolution 9-2. The Game Changed When…:…the Revolution scored three times in the top of the 4th inning to open up a 5-1 lead, causing the Bees to play from way behind all night long. Pitchers of Record: W:…

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Blue finish in grand fashion, late rally pushes Bristol past the Silver Knights

August 3, 2016
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Post University’s Ben Brown held the Nashau Silver Knights scoreless in his first start with the Bristol Blues last night, but the Blues were only leading, 1-0, through seven and a half innings. It took a five-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the game out of reach as Bristol came…

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Bees bounce back in game two

August 1, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees bounced back in game two outscoring the Blue Crabs 10-3 after getting blanked 6-0 in game one. The Game Changed When…: In game one the Bees couldn’t generate any offense and were blanked by the Blue Crabs. In the second game, the Bees found their rhythm immediately and…

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Blues beat Titans, 7-2

July 30, 2016
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The Bristol Blues defeated the Torrington Titans by score of 7-2, bringing their record on the season to 22-25. 2016 Futures League All-Star Izzy Fuentes (Faulkner) set the tone on the mound for the Blues, delivering yet another brilliant performance. He finished with a final line of 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER,…

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Blue Crabs pinch Bees

July 30, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: Gustavo Molina’s two home runs powered the Blue Crabs to the series-tying 8-2 win tonight over the Bees. The Game Changed When…: The Bees and Blue Crabs were scoreless heading into the 4th, but a 3-run home run by Southern Maryland’s Gustavo Molina gave the Blue Crabs the lead for…

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Bees sting Blue Crabs

July 29, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees exploded for five runs in the first and hit three home runs to give them an 11-3 win over the Blue Crabs. The Game Changed When…: The Bees already had a two-run lead in the first but James Skelton hit a 3-run bomb to give them a solid…

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