WORCESTER – The Worcester Bravehearts snapped a two-game losing streak on Tuesday night with a 6-3 win over the Bristol Blues.
Worcester starting pitcher Shawn Babineau gave up back-to-back singles by the Blues’ Dylan Reynolds and Kyle Maves in the second inning. Jordan Laske then doubled both runners home to make it 2-0.
But that’s all the Blues could manage against Babineau. Even with allowing nine hits with a walk, Babineau went six innings striking out seven batters and getting the win to improve to 3-0 in three starts.
fter scoring only two runs in their last 22 innings, the Bravehearts’ bats really came alive in the fourth.
Blues starting pitcher Arjun Thakar had a rough fourth inning — walking the first four batters he faced, giving up another run on a fielder’s choice, and then balking home a run before giving up a solo home run to PJ Barry to make the score 4-2.
Nick Martin added a solo home run in the fifth to extend the Bravehearts lead to 5-2.
Bristol managed a third and final run in the top of the sixth inning when Brandon Miller walked with one out and then proceeded to steal second and third. Kyle Maves then singled him home to bring Bristol’s deficit to two.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Bravehearts’ Riley Livingston was hit by a pitch and Mariano Ricciardi walked, Jakob Sessa added an RBI single to score Livingston to bring across Worcester’s sixth run of the night.
Bryce Hellgeth came in for the ninth and recorded the save while striking out two batters.
The Bravehearts will start a six-game, five-day road trip on Wednesday night in Pittsfield and have a double-header Friday in North Shore.
Worcester will return home on Sunday to take on the North Shore Navigators.
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