Leominster, Mass. - It took just one inning for Tuesday nightâ€™s game to slip away from the Bristol Blues. Unfortunately, that inning happened to be the first.
Ross Weiner was knocked around for five runs in the inning and the Blues fell to the Waschusett Dirt Dawgs 8-2.
It was a rough outing for Weiner. Bristolâ€™s right-hander allowed a total of six runs in just two innings. He also walked five batters, including the first three he faced on the night, compared to four strikeouts.
Andrew Bene causes the most damage in the first as the Dirt Dawgs No. 7 hitter launched a three-run homer with two outs.
The walks continued to hurt Weiner in the second as he allowed Kyle Cala a free base on a 3-2 count to bring home Sean Webster.
Waschusett added another pair of runs over the course of the fourth and fifth innings off reliever David Stiehl to put the game further out of reach.
Jeff Korte stole home on a double steal to make it 7-2 after four, while a Ryan Lever double brought home the eighth Dirt Dawgs run an inning later.
The Blue managed to score their only runs of the game in the top of the third when Max Goione hit a two-run homer of Waschusett starter Eddie Santiago.
The Dirt Dawg lefty went 5 2/3 innings, giving up just those two runs and struck out five.
It was the only bright spot offensively for Bristol, which managed just five hits in 30 at-bats.
Waschusett also had five hits on the night, but worked seven walks.
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