Junior Legion: Trumbull doubles up Fairfield
Trumbull’s Junior American Legion baseball team used solid starting pitching from a center fielder filling in to give the rotation a break, and patience at the plate to double up visiting Fairfield 6-3 in Zone 4 action on Friday night.
Trumbull improved to 8-10 and Fairfield fell to 3-13.
Brandon White made his second start, and picked up his first win, pitching into the seventh inning before Troy Lamson closed the door.
Trumbull scored twice in the third inning to break a 1-1 tie, then added three run in the fourth to build a 6-1 cushion. White allowed just three hits, struck out two batters, and allowed three runs.
Lamson led off the bottom of the first inning with a walk and scored on Vito Ciambriello single for a 1-0 lead. After Fairfield tied the score, Trumbull reclaimed the lead for good behind three walks and three Fairfield errors in the third.
Kyle Dewalt led off the bottom of the third with a base on balls, stole second despite being picked off base, and moved to third on an error, and Ciambriello walked to put runners on the corners. Both base runners scored on errors for a 3-1 lead. Brendon Bottino and Matt Carloto worked walks to load the bases, but Fairfield escaped without any more damage.
In the fourth, Lamson smashed a one-out double and manufactured a run with his legs. He raced to third on Dewalt’s groundout and came around to score when a throw to third sailed into foul territory. With two outs, Ciambriello walked and stole second and third before Jacob Mikucki blooped an RBI single to right field. Daniel Keckler drove an RBI double to the wall in left to cap Trumbull’s scoring.
Fairfield mustered only single runs in each the sixth and seventh innings despite loading the bases in both frames.