The Princeton Rays took the series by defeating the Bristol Sox 7-1 on Sunday at Boyce Cox Field. It remained closed throughout the game, but a huge eighth inning was all it took to secure the victory for the Rays.
The Rays broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning. Bryan Fogle delivered a solo home run to right field that put the Rays on top 1-0.
Bristol matched runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game. Michael Scwartz doubled to left then scored on an RBI single by Tyler Saladino to put us back where we started,a tie ballgame.
The game remained tied until the eighth inning when the P-Rays struck for six runs. Todd Glaesmann led off the inning with a double to left. Scott Lawson then drew a walk. Ruben Contreras followed with his fourth double of the season, driving home Glaesmann and moving Lawson to third. The Hector Guervara drove home a run with a single to center, scoring Lawson. Jeff Malm reached on an error that scored Contreras and Guevera. Then Brian Harris drew the second walk of the inning. Both runners advanced into scoring position on a wild pitch. Leonardo Reginatto singled to right to drive home Malm and Harris to give the Rays the 7-1 margin of victory.
Enny Romero made the start, pitching 6 innings and allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks. Matt Gilson picked up the win, pitching 1 2/3 shut-out innings, allowing 1 hit with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks. Chris Rearick pitched 1 1/3 no-hit innings to end the game.
The Rays (2-4) return home to Hunnicutt Field to begin a three game series against the Pulaski Mariners (4-2). Andrew Bellatti (0-1, 1.69) will take the hill to face Jessie Nava for Pulaski.