Facing a crafty, left-handed pitcher on a day without any wind can be a tough enough assignment. Trying to do it when those sudden blasts of air are slashing at you is another story. The Trumbull baseball team found a way to handle both situations Monday in posting a 5-0 FCIAC home win over Stamford, which improved the team\u2019s overall record to 7-2. One game shy of the halfway point in the regular season, the Eagles are within a game of qualifying for the state tournament. Carrying a tenuous 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, the Eagles exploded for four runs, three coming on designated hitter Avery Santos\u2019 double to deep left center. That pretty much put the game away against Stamford\u2019s Derek Kronkowski, who mixed his pitches well but served up a steady amount nasty curveballs to keep the Trumbull hitters guessing. \u201cIt took me three at-bats to figure him out,\u201d said Santos, who usually sees duty on the mound as a reliever but got the call to DH for the first time on Monday. \u201cHe repeated his fastball down and in and the second time was I able to get my bat around it. I knew it was hit very well.\u201d The ball that Santos hit keep going on its way to left center and was well over the head of the Black Knights\u2019 Kenny Wright, a speedy outfielder. Santos\u2019 drive scored Casey Mack (single), James DeNomme (single) and Willy Velez (walk). DeNomme drove in the inning\u2019s other run. Chris Masi scored from third on DeNomme\u2019s base hit. In all, Trumbull got five of its 12 hits in the inning after leaving five runners on base in the preceding two frames. \u201cWe\u2019re getting good defense and good pitching along with key hits,\u201d said Trumbull coach Phil Pacelli. \u201cIt\u2019s made the difference in our season.\u201d The winners got their other run in third, taking a 1-0 lead when Brandon Liscinsky raced home after an error by Stamford first baseman Tyler Kane. Carl Johnson opened with a single and was erased on a fielder\u2019s choice. Liscinsky moved up a base when Luke Waldek singled to right. After Jake Levison (two hits for the game) struck out, Masi hit a hard groundball just inside the bag at third. Stamford\u2019s James Mattimore handled the ball and threw late to first. When the ball got by Kane, Liscinsky took off for the plate. Trumbull\u2019s starting and winning pitcher Colin Keyes (3-0) went six innings before being replaced by Gerard Spiegel. Keyes pitched a four-hitter. Along the way, he struck out seven while allowing one walk and hitting one batter. \u201cMy last two starts have been very good,\u201d said Keyes, whose used a fastball-changeup combo. \u201cSometimes I have problems getting by the first inning. Today when it went well, I started to think that I\u2019ve have a decent game.\u201d Keyes said he knew that the wind was blowing, but he didn\u2019t let it distract him. \u201cI\u2019ve seen it a lot worse out here,\u201d he said, \u201cespecially earlier in the season.\u201d DeNomme, Masi, Levison and Johnson all contributed a pair of hits. \u201cOur defense has been solid all season long,\u201d Pacelli said. \u201cAnd anytime you can beat a Stamford team it\u2019s a good day. \u201cI liked what Avery did today. Considering the fact that he hadn\u2019t been a designated hitter before and was put in a pressure spot, he handled it well.\u201d The loss dropped Stamford to 3-6. Meanwhile, the Eagles will be off until Friday when they play at Brien McMahon (4-6) in Norwalk. A home game against St. Joseph\u2019s that had been scheduled for Wednesday was moved to May 4 and will be played at Bridgeport\u2019s Harbor Yard.