Mitch Guilmette ties FCBL record for hits in one game in historic Blues blowout

Mitch Guilmette tied the FCBL record for hits in a single game with five in a 24-9 Bristol Blues
victory on Sunday evening over the Pittsfield Suns. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69, file)

It was an historic night for the Bristol Blues in a 24-9 thrashing of the Pittsfield Suns on Sunday evening.
Bristol scored a FCBL record for runs in a game, wiping out the 22 put up by the former franchise Torrington Titans in 2012. 
Among the monster performances for Bristol was Mitch Guilmette. The former Bristol Central standout tied the FCBL single-game record for hits with five, going 5-for-6 with five RBI and three runs scored. All five of Guilmette’s hits were singles, and he had one apiece in each of the first five innings of the game. Guilmette raised his average to .435, not the .429 reported on the team website. He was pinch hit for in the eighth inning by Ben Maycock and was not 5-for-7.
In the top of the first inning, Guilmette stroked a two-run single to right field, then later scored on an error. Guilmette singled to center in the second for another RBI. 
The third inning brought another RBI single from Guilmette, again to center field. Guilmette scored his second run of the game later in the inning.
Guilmette added his fourth single in as many innings in the fourth. He added his fifth and final single, plus his fifth RBI, in the fifth. Guilmette later scored his third run of the game.
Guilmette flew out to left to end the sixth.
The 24-9 victory put the Blues back in first place in the FCBL’s West Division.