Post 141 splits Zone IV doubleheader with Norwalk

The Trumbull Post 141 American Legion baseball team split a twin bill at Norwalk on Sunday, winning the second game 10-1, after dropping the lid-lifter by a 3-1 score.

Brian Hnatuk went five innings to get the win for coach Brett Conners' team. Matt Baccaro pitched the last two frames.

Luke Waldek had three hits and drove in four runs for Trumbull (3-1), Mat DeRienzo counted a two-run double among his three hits. Simon Whiteman also had three hits, including a double. Matt Fasoli and Joe Nemchek each had two hits.

Trumbull scored twice in the top of the second. Carl Johnson singled home Waldek and Whiteman doubled him home.

Waldek knocked in Zach Sagar, who had singled, to make it 3-1 in the third.

Mark Hirschbeck had a two-run double and Waldek singled home two more in the fourth, when Post 141 extended their lead to 7-1.

Waldek had an RBI single in the sixth. After Tim Keckler singled and Sagar walked in the seventh, DeRienzo had a two-run double.

In the first game, Whiteman led off the game with an infield single, stole two bases, and scored on Sagar’s squeeze bunt.

That was all the scoring for Post 141, as Norwalk’s Tom Henderson and Will Clyne scatteed six hits the rest of the way.

Keckler took the loss, despite striking out 12 batters and allowing only three hits.

Trumbull will visit Westport Tuesday at Staples High at 5:30 , and host Westport on Wednesday at 4:30 at Trumbull High.