Another unbeaten team went down on Wednesday as the weather finally let our teams play some baseball, well sort of. Wednesday was a windy, cold day but it couldn’t cool off some of the hotter teams like Amity, Law and Masuk. Grab a blanket, here’s what caught my eye.
Law of the land –Law lost some top tier players from last season’s SCC title team however, that really doesn’t matter anymore. After a 1-3 start the Lawmen have won five straight and have scored 47 runs in the five wins.
Chink in the armor –The Green Knights of Notre Dame-West Haven suffered loss No.1 on the season at the hands of Xavier, 5-3.
Engine, engine No. 9 –Amity won its’ ninth straight game of the season in a 2-0 victory over Shelton. The Spartans are 9-0, 4-0 SCC Housatonic.
He’s a Stud –Congrats to St. Joseph coach Bob Studley who won his 100th career game in a 12-1 triumph over Danbury.
4-for-4 –ND-Fairfield led 3-2 over Newtown before giving up four runs in the top of the seventh. However, the Lancers answered back in the bottom half with four runs of their own and won a wild one 7-6.
Reigning cats –Masukwon its’ second game in a row 13-2 over Barlow. The Panthers are 7-3 but, its’ three losses are to teams in both writers top-10 polls. The Panthers lost to Staples once, 6-4, and Bethel twice. One was 8-3 and the other a 4-3 defeat in extra innings.
Just one? –FairfieldPrep has had some issues this season with leaving guys on base and not capitalizing on hits. Well that was the case in a 7-1 loss to Cheshire. The Jesuits had 11 hits, but only scored once.
Kings of the Hill
Wednesday’s best pitching performances.
Ryan Skelly, Derby –Struck out five in a complete game 4-0 shutout over St. Paul.
Christian Dzienkiewicz, Ansonia –Struck out five in a complete game 2-0 win over Seymour.
Lou Concato, Amity – Struck out seven in a one-hit complete game shutout victory over Shelton, 2-0.
Gabe Cretella, Seymour –Struck out nine in a 2-0 loss to Ansonia.
Rob Anderson, Bunnell –Struck out 10 in a 9-1 complete game win over Oxford.
Wednesday’s best batting performances
Ryan Connolly, ND-Fairfield –Had three RBIs and a game-winning RBI in a 7-6 win over Newtown.
John Testani, Masuk – Hit a grand slam in a 13-2 win over Barlow.
Donte Younger, Central –Had three hits and three RBIs in a 24-3 win over Bassick.
Brendan Nugent, St. Joseph –Had a triple and three RBIs in a 12-1 win over Danbury.
Lou Bisighini, West Haven –Had a two-run homer and scored the winning run in a 7-6 win over Hamden.
– HENRY CHISHOLM