Guilmette, Pileski and Curtin putting the “Bristol” in the Blues

The Bristol Blues have a well-earned day off today after an 11-7 win over the Brockton Rox on Sunday evening at Muzzy Field.

Guilmette (CCSU athletics)
Pileski (Framingham St. athletics)

Bristol has four straight wins on its ledger, and three Mum City natives have been part of it, especially in Saturday’s 7-4 victory against the Seacoast Mavericks. Those three Bristol natives are Mitch Guilmette, Kyle Pileski and Tom Curtin.
Trailing 2-1 entering the fourth inning, Bristol had Guilmette leading off. Guilmette started the inning with a bang, launching a solo home run on an 0-2 pitch to tie the game at 2-2. The Blues later scored another run to claim a 3-2 lead.
In the fifth, Guilmette procured a one-out walk. Guilmette advanced to second on a wild pitch, then stole third base. Ben Maycock and Mitch Williams (Berlin) loaded the bases with two-out walks for Pileski. Pileski singled to score Guilmette and Maycock to put Bristol ahead 5-2.
In the seventh, Guilmette walked again and scored a run as the Blues extended their lead to 7-4. 

Curtin (CCSU athletics)

In the ninth, Bristol gave the ball to Curtin, and he did the rest. Curtin needed just seven pitches, all strikes, to record a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the save. The right-hander struck out the first two batters two batters, then got a first-pitch grounder to second to end the game.
How’s that for some Bristol pride? Two Rams and a Lancer combined to help the Blues extend their winning streak.
On Sunday, Bristol added a fourth straight win, and Guilmette had two more hits, two runs scored and a RBI. He had two hits in the first game of the winning streak, then drew two walks and drove in a run in the second game. Guilmette is hitting a rock-solid .385 since joining the team following CCSU’s brief turn in the NCAA Tournament.
Pileski is hitting just .207, but his two RBI on Saturday proved to be big.
All Curtin has done is appear in three games and record three saves. No one has scored off of Curtin, and the only baserunner in 2.2 innings came on a walk. Curtin has five strikeouts in his three appearances.
Bristol hosts the Pittsfield Suns on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Muzzy.