Baseball: Trumbull Post 141 now 7-0 on season
The Trumbull Senior American Legion baseball team stretched its record to 7-0 in Zone IV with an 11-1 victory over visiting Ridgefield Post 79 on Monday night.
Trumbull scored six runs in the second inning and five more in the third in the five-inning, 10-run rule contest.
Matt Fasoli, Simon Whiteman and Andrew Lojko had two hits each to lead a 10-hit attack.
Chris O’Brien went the distance. He struck out six and pitched his way out of issuing four walks in the first two innings. Ridgefield had two hits in the fifth.
Ridgefield threatened to take the lead in the top of the first inning, before pushing a run across in the second.
In the first, Nick Cullinan reached on an infield error and J. T. Papa walked to put two runners aboard before O’Brien struck out the next two batters.
Ridgefield starter Dan Albano had his hands full from the opening frame, as Trumbull loaded the bases before an out was retired.
An infield single by Whiteman and walks to Dustin Siqueira and Kris DiCocco gave Albano little room to maneuver.
A righthander, Albano put the first two outs in the book on strikes and then retired Lojko on a fly ball to Cullinan in center field.
Neither O’Brien or Albano were having luck locating their fastball.
Peter Sarath and Ryan Bogursky opened the Ridgefield second with free passes on 3-1 pitches. Joey Pastore then hit the ball to the left side of the infield and everyone was safe.
Sarath scored on a strikeout/wild pitch with Dan Ignatowich at the plate to give Post 78 the lead.
Cullinan walked with two outs to reload the bases, but O’Brien got Papa to ground out to Dustin Siqueira at second.
Trumbull, with series sweeps over Bridgeport and Fairfield, took advantage of two Ridgefield errors to score six runs — five unearned — in the bottom of the second.
Post 141 sent 11 batters to the plate and made full use of three walks, the two miscues, and hits from Tyler Zikias, Jack Lynch and Lojko (RBI). Fasano had a sacrifice fly.
Cullinan broke back and made a fine play on Zikias’ drive to leave runners at second and third.
Lynch reached on an error to open the home third. Whiteman and Siqueira had infield hits to load the bases for DiCocco, who ripped a two-run single.
Peter Sarath came on in relief. Siqueira scored on a wild pitch and Fasano had an infield hit.
An errant pickoff throw to first pass brought DiCocco home and took the score to 10-1.
Lojko knocked in the 11th run.
Ignatowich led off the fifth with a single to left field, Ridgefield’s first hit of the game as O’Brien had settled in and retired seven consecutive batters. Cam Andry added a two-out single to center, before Albano saw his liner to right-center tracked down by Tony Socci in right-center for the final out.
Ridgefield will host Trumbull Post 141 on Tuesday and Thursday at the old High School Field. First pitch is scheduled at 5:30.