The Trumbull Eagles are widely considered the favorites to win the FCIAC.
They’ve proven why the last two days.
A day after socking 14 hits in a six-run win over Bunnell, the Eagles roped 13 basehits in a 10-1 rout of Fairfield Ludlowe on Friday at Kiwanis Field.
“We swung the bats well yesterday and once again today,” Trumbull coach Phil Pacelli said. “I’m pretty pleased with the way things are going right now.”
Carl Johnson knocked three of those hits, driving in four and falling a home run shy of the cycle. Trumbull improved to 2-1 and 1-0 in the FCIAC.
“First conference win is big,” Pacelli said. “I’m pleased to come out of here with a win.”
Casey Mack scored three runs and drove in one. The Eagles scored four in the first, and eight of Trumbull’s 10 runs were scored with two outs.
“Timely hitting is the name of the game,” Pacelli said.
A day after being no-hit by Newtown’s Pat Mullins, the Falcons did not register their first hit until Mike Kochiss’ fourth-inning double. Ludlowe is 0-3 and has been outscored 25-4 in three games thus far.
“I know that we’re better than what the record indicates,” Ludlowe coach Keith O’Rourke said. “It’s always frustrating to see your kids struggling … but the season isn’t made up of win week, it’s a two-month marathon.”
Trumbull’s Ryan Bayuk struck out three, allowing only two hits in six innings to earn his first win of 2013.
“He just pounds the zone,” Pacelli said. “He throws a real heavy ball, and it’s tough to pick up.”
Pat Pickens is the sports editor of the Fairfield Citizen, a Hearst Connecticut Newspaper. Follow him on Twitter here.