\u201cWhen you get to a championship game, you have to want the ball. You have to want to be at bat in a big spot. If you want to be a champion, you have to earn it.\u201d With those words, Trumbull manager Mike Buswell summed up the qualities shown by his newly crowned District II 13-year-old Babe Ruth champions following their 5-2 victory over Wilton at Unity Park on Tuesday night. Trumbull turned a pair of double plays \u2014 but it was a triple play in the bottom of the sixth inning that lifted the locals into the upcoming state tournament. \u201cA small guy like me, the ball was high, I didn\u2019t think I could catch it,\u201d Trumbull second baseman Dustin Siqueria said. \u201cI knew Danny would be there.\u201d With Collin Kahal on second base and Henry Strmecki on first, Matt D\u2019Elisa stepped to the plate as the potential tying run and sent a hot liner toward right field. Siqueria jumped and snared the ball, came back to earth, and fired to shortstop Danny Ruchalski to double off Kahal. Ruchalski relayed the ball to Robert Olah at first to complete the 4-6-3 triple play. In the bottom of the fourth with Trumbull clinging to a 1-0 lead, Wilton, who had won a 3-1 decision a day earlier to force the if game, threatened. Stremecki singled with one out before D\u2019Elisa ripped a double up the gap in right center. Ruchalski took the relay and fired home to Mike D\u2019Agostino, who caught the ball up the line and tagged out Stremecki. In the next motion, he pegged the ball to Tyler Zikias, who double tagged the hard-sliding D\u2019Elisa to end the inning. Trumbull came in to hit and scored three runs, the first on a balk and the next two runs coming on RBI singles from Andrew Lojko and Olah. Wilton halved the deficit to 4-2 with a pair of unearned runs in the home fifth. But with runners still on the corners, D\u2019Agostino threw out\u00a0 Ben Rusin trying to steal second and Nolan Nemchek put the third out in the book on strikes. Siqueria, who had singled home Trumbull\u2019s first run with a two-out single in the third, tacked on the game\u2019s final tally with another two-out base hit to score Mike Garofolo (walk) in the sixth. Not lost in the whirlwind of fine defensive plays was the top-flight pitching of Nemcheck. \u201cNolan attacks the zone and tonight did a good job of mixing his pitches,\u201d Buswell said of his right hander. \u201cHe wanted the ball and we felt confident in his ability.\u201d Nemcheck struck out the first two batters in the seventh to finish with seven strikeouts. He walked three batters and allowed five hits in his route-going performance. \u201cWilton is a great team and all these games (in district) have been grinders,\u201d Buswell said. It\u2019s important because we\u2019re not be rolling out (to states) uncomfortable in any situation. These kids know they can make the plays.\u201d State competition begins July 19 in East Lyme.