Trumbull defeats Kennedy, to host Shelton

Jake Levinson scored on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Trumbull High baseball team a 2-1 victory over Kennedy High of Waterbury in the first round of the Class LL state tournament on Wednesday.

Brandon Liscinsky had an RBI single for coach Phil Pacelli’s eighth-seeded Eagles in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Kennedy (10-11), the 25th-seed, scored its run in the second.

Billy Stickle pitched into the seventh inning, before Avery Santos came on in relief.

Trumbull (17-7) will host ninth-seeded Shelton High (15-6), a 3-2 winner over Manchester, today at 4.