Post 141 baseball team sweeps Wilton
Frank Puglia pitched Trumbull Post 141 to a 3-2, Zone IV American Legion baseball win over Wilton on Saturday.
Puglia, backed by Simon Whiteman’s tie-breaking single in the sixth inning, improved to 2-0 on the summer. He allowed five hits, struck out seven and didn’t allow an earned run.
Dino DiGirolamo had two hits and an RBI for Post 141, now 4-1.
Collin Kahal had two hits and Michael Legaz a double for Wilton.
Trumbull, coached by Brett Conner, brokered an 11-1 six-inning mercy-rule victory in the second game.
Zach Sagar drove in four runs on a home run, a double and a single to lead a 13-hit attack for Trumbull, which scored at least one run in every inning.
Whiteman had three hits, scored three runs and stole three bases.
DiGirolamo had three hits, including a triple, with two RBIs.
Frank LaPegna had two hits, including a triple.
Gaetano Ciambriello recorded the win with Brian Gibbs coming in to pitch in the fifth inning.
Harry Szabo had two hits and Jackson Ward doubled for Wilton (0-2).
Wilton scored runs in the first and fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead in the first game.
In the Trumbull fourth, Ben McCullough and Puglia drew walks before Brian Hnatuk sacrificed them up a base. DiGirolamo singled in a run.
Trumbull tied the game in the fifth.
Whiteman walked, stole second, and came all the way around to score on Justin Waldek’s bunt single, as both throws to the bases were late.
Hnatuk singled to left with one out in the sixth.
DiGirolamo’s force-out grounder placed him at second after the throw for a double play went awry.
Daniel Mendez walked and LaPegna singled to load the bases for Whiteman, who singled up the middle to score DiGirolamo.
McCullough’s sacrifice fly scored a run for Trumbull in the first inning of game two.
LaPegna tripled and Whiteman had an RBI single in a two-run second.
Wilton made it 2-1 in the top of the third, but DiGirolamo got that run back with an RBI single that plated McCullough, who had walked and advanced on Waldek’s single.
Trumbull scored four runs n the fourth.
Sagar doubled home Whiteman and Waldek, who had each singled and stolen a base.
Puglia walked, Hnatuk had a sac fly and DiGiroloamo an RBI triple.
Sagar smashed a two-run home run in the fifth, to score LaPegna who had singled.
Chris O’Brien walked to open the sixth.
DiGirolamo followed with is fifth hit of the day and Mendez’s single loaded the bases for LaPegna, who walked to plate a run and the 10-run rule was invoked.
Trumbull will host Ridgefield on Tuesday at 5:30 at Trumbull High.