Baseball: Trumbull splits twin bill with Greenwich

Trumbull’s Brian Hnatuk threw a complete game in the nightcap when Post 141 split their American Legion baseball doubleheader with Zone IV rival Greenwich at Trumbull High on Saturday.

Hnatuk went the distance in the 4-0 shutout win, allowing three hits and walking two.

Dustin Sequira and Alex Rauso had two hits each. Chris O'Brien doubled.

O'Brien drew a leadoff walk in the second before Rauso doubled to put two runners in scoring position.

Vin DeRubeis walked to load the bases with one out and Jack Lynch singled to left to drive in O'Brien. Simon Whiteman walked on four pitches to plate Rauso for a 2-0 lead.

DeRubeis was hit by a pitch to start the fourth and went to third on an errant pickoff attempt. He scored on a wild pitch.

Matt Fasoli was hit by a pitch to start the fifth. Kris DiCocco’s single moved him to third, where O’Brien singled him home.

A key defensive play for Trumbull came in the second inning when Rauso threw out a would-be run at the plate (7-7-2 DP) from left field.

Greenwich (7-2) handed Trumbull (10-1) its first loss of the season by a 6-5 count in the first game.

Trailing 6-1, Post 141 scored a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh.

Whiteman and Rauso had two hits each.

Andrew Lojko pitched the first four innings, allowing six runs (three earned).

Danny Keckler pitched one-hit ball with two strikeouts over the final three frames.

Trumbull visits Greenwich at Julian Curtiss Field on Sunday at 10 a.m.