Trumbull loses to Warde in baseball quarterfinals
The 10th-seeded Trumbull High baseball team saw its season come to a conclusion on Friday afternoon when the Eagles were defeated by Fairfield Warde, 5-1, in a Class LL quarterfinal round tournament game played in Trumbull.
The 15th seed Mustangs scored four first-inning runs en route to their third upset win so far in the tournament.
The Eagles finished with an 18-8 mark.
After beating Warde, 17-3, during the regular season, the Mustangs came back to shut out the Eagles, 4-0, in the FCIAC championship game.
Liam Moore, Avery Santos and Zach Sagar had two hits each for Trumbull, while Mat DiRienzo drove in the teams’ only run with a sacrifice fly to left in the first inning.
“I thought we hit the ball hard all game long, but too many times we hit it right at people," said Trumbull coach Phil Pacelli.
Warde fended off two Trumbull threats with double plays, one in the fifth inning and another in the sixth.