Bristol Central baseball holds on for 4-2 win over Farmington

Kenny Knox delivers a pitch during Bristol Central’s 4-2 win over Farmington on Wednesday.
Catcher Jeremy Ganavage came up with a big two-run single in the sixth inning.

It seemed like an innocuous, lead-padding hit, but Jeremy Ganavage’s two-run single turned out to be huge for Bristol Central baseball in its 4-2 win over Farmington on Wednesday.
Ganavage put the Rams up 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning when he drove in Jalen Diaz and Kevin White.
The game was far from over.
With a chilly rain pouring down on the hill at Bristol Central High School, Farmington pulled to within 4-2 in the top of the seventh and had the tying and go-ahead runs on base with two outs. After an error on the previous play, the second baseman Diaz knocked down a hard-hit ball and threw out the Indian batter at first to end the game.
The seventh inning was a heart-stopper for Central. Starting pitcher Kenny Knox gave up a single, but got two outs in a row to pull within one of finishing off the game. Knox, however, lost his control with a hit batter and a walk. The error brought Farmington to within two runs, but Knox got a first-pitch ground out to Diaz to end the game. Diaz was able to focus after knocking the ball down and fire it to first baseman Eric Gaudreau.

Noah Plantamuro drove in the first Bristol Central run with a first inning RBI single.

Knox threw 114 pitches in his complete game. He struck out seven, walked two and gave up just three hits. Central did make three errors behind Knox and both of his runs were unearned.
The Rams scored the opening run when Noah Plantamuro singled in Mike Lemke in the bottom of the first. The Indians evened the game at 1-1 in the top of the second on a fielder’s choice.
Central went ahead 2-1 in the fourth inning on a fielder’s choice by Kevin White, which brought home Plantamuro.
Late in the game, the chilly rain was coming down hard, and Knox had to take time out to pick mud out of his cleats on the mound. The conditions were tough on both teams as the ball became harder to throw. 
In the end, Knox and Central survived both Farmington and the weather to improve to 4-2. The Rams conclude a three-game homestand Friday against E.O. Smith at 3:45 p.m.

PHOTOS: Click here for action shots from the game.