Post 141 records fifth consecutive shutout
One streak ended and another continued for manager Brett Conner’s Trumbull American Legion Post 141 baseball team on Sunday.
Post 141 defeated Fairfield by scores of 4-0 and 11-7 at Trumbull High. The first victory extended Post 141’s shutout streak to five straight games, 38 inning in total. The second game stretched Trumbull’s unbeaten streak to nine.
Post 141 (14-2) will visit Stamford (14-1) at Cubeta Stadium on Tuesday, July, 1. The first pitch for the game between the top two teams in the Zone IV standings is scheduled for 5:45. Stamford Post 3 has won eight consecutive games.
Brian Hnatuk pitched three-hit ball into the seventh in the first game with Fairfield. After Post 143 drew two walks, Luke Waldek came in to strike out the last batter.
Stanley Wolpiuk, Nikko Arganese, Mike Keckler, Matt Baccaro and Hnatuk put together the gems on the mound.
Zach Sagar had two hits, including an RBI double to score Simon Whiteman, who had doubled, when Trumbull made it a 2-0 game in the fourth inning.
Post 141 took the lead in the third after singles from Mat DeRienzo, Matt Fasoli and Wolpiuk.
Trumbull doubled its lead to 4-0 in the fifth. DeRienzo and Wolpiuk singled. After a force out at the plate, a double steal plated Whiteman before Keckler drove in the final run with a single.
Game two was a back-and-forth contest.
Fairfield scored three runs without benefit of a hit in the first inning.
Trumbull took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the frame, with Waldek and DeRienzo earning RBIs.
Post 141 scored in the third on Sagar’s squeeze bunt, and then one-upped Fairfield 3-2 in the fourth inning, with Mark Hirschbeck plating a run.
It was 10-5 on Jeff Hage’s RBI going into the sixth. Fasoli drove in the final run.
Whiteman had three hits, including a double, and stole three bases. DeRienzo and Fasoli had two hits each.
Carl Johnson got the win with help from Joe Nemchek.