Cadets' Wolpiuk wins pitcher's dual with Eagles
St. Joseph’s Stanley Wolpiuk tossed a four-hitter and Mark Hirschbeck ended his pitching duel with Trumbull High’s Ryan Bayuk with a an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning when the Cadets won a 1-0 decision over the Eagles at Harbor Yard on Saturday night.
“I promised the guys I’d put up seven zeros for them,” said the right-handed Wolpiuk. ”I was able to locate my fastball on the corners and use my curve as my strikeout pitch.”
Ishmael Herrera’s third hit of the game to open the home sixth was the fifth off Bayuk, who struck out eight batters.
Matt Batten hit into a force out, and Herrera was ruled to have slid out of the baseline on the play for the second out.
Ryan Moran worked out the second walk off Bayuk, stole second on a close play, and scored when Hirschbeck lined a 1-2 pitch into center field.
Wolpiuk set Trumbull down in order in the seventh.
St. Joseph coach Jim Chaves said, “Ryan threw a heck of a game out there with Stanley and it was a shame someone had to lose. We just got a big two-out hit to us on the winning end.”
Trumbull coach Pat Pacelli said, “It was a classic pitcher’s duel and they got the two-out hit. It was a playoff atmosphere and a great ballgame.”
St. Joseph is 11-2 and Trumbull 10-4.
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