Photo: James Gravley, Baseball Farm
The Royals took advantage of a late mistake by the Pirates on Wednesday to squeak out a 1-0 win and move to 2-0 on the season.
Driving 100 miles for a baseball game sounds rough and rightfully so whenever you get pulled over, like I did. However, walking up the trek from the ticket office to the bleachers at Boyce Cox Field changes your gloomy attitude to a more friendly smile that interacts with everyone within the stadium.
The above view of Boyce Cox Field is where the sidewalk runs you into the bleachers. If you look behind you, you would then see fans sitting in the grass, some in lawn chairs and others on a blanket. Just to your left, you would then see a deck with fans drinking and heckling the visiting teams and the umpires where they also have their own “K” zone like T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners.
One fan in particular, an older gentleman with his wife, leaned over to his wife and said, “Those are the drunk, crazy fans. We don’t know them.” Others around chuckled and mumbled unheard words under their breath.
Game two of the three game series was apathetic to say the least. Neither team could catch a break all game long until the eighth inning where Burlington scored the lone run of the game.
With the bases loaded and two men out, BriBucs Yordi Rosario threw a wild pitch that allowed Vinnie Pasquantino to score from third.
Both teams threatened to score runs in the game.
Burlington had ducks on the pond with one out in the third inning and again had bases loaded with no outs in the sixth, both times failing to score a run. Bristol had a runner on second with one away in the first, seventh and ninth innings, each time failing to plate a run.
The series finale is on Thursday with first pitch slated at 6:30 pm. After this series Burlington will remain on the road for a three game series against Princeton while Bristol gets to sleep in their own beds for another three game set as they welcome the Greeneville Reds to town.