TRUMBULL — Trumbull High’s Bryan Kraus was well aware of what was at stake when he came out of the bullpen to preserve Trumbull High’s 2-1 victory over Ridgefield in a Class LL first-round state tournament game on Wednesday.
“Yes, it was all hands-on-deck,” said Kraus, a right-handed sophomore who relieved with no outs in the top of the fourth with a man on first and then retired 9-of-10 batters to get the save. “Coach (Phil Pacelli) told me to stay loose and I was ready when they needed me. My changeup was working. There are thirteen seniors on this team, and it was important to keep the season going.”