Super 8 baseball: Hitting gets hot for Weston

The bats came alive for the Weston super 8s summer baseball team last week.

Between its three games the team totaled 37 runs, posting wins over Darien White (15-11) and two over Ridgefield (7-0, 15-8).

Visiting Cherry Lawn Park in Darien on Tuesday, July 17, Weston took an early lead with run-scoring line drives from Christopher Amato, Tim Bello, and Chris Komar. The starting pitching was the best all season, featuring a strong performance from Komar.

 

After racking up a large lead, Nelson Lee came in middle relief and kept Darien’s bats quiet through two innings of consistent and effective pitching. Amato closed out the game with a gutsy performance on the mound, sealing the win with solid pitching and strong team defense behind him.

Weston swept the Ridgefield home and away series during the weekend as it played outstanding team defense, pitched well and had its best hitting performance all season.

The highlight of the Saturday game was Lee showing his determination by coming in with the bases loaded and one out in the third inning, and getting out of the jam without giving up a run. He threw a clutch strike out and got a bases loaded force out at home by Komar at first base, who threw to catcher Charlie Levy.

In addition, relief pitchers Levy, Tim Bello and Sam Hensinger had their best game of the year, combining for their first shutout of the season.

A day later Weston had a rematch against the same opponent at Ridgefield’s Scalzo Field. The entire team contributed, with notable hitting by Scottie Lang, Evan Cavicchia, Brandon Leuzzi, and Jake Rutsky, which all led to runs scored.

On the mound were Taibe, Lee and Amato, combining to get the win.

“The coaches are proud to see this young team maturing together as players, and gaining momentum as the summer season continues,” said coach Ed Bello.

Looking ahead, the team has a night game versus Springdale today (Thursday) in Stamford at 7 p.m., is home against North Stamford on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Coley Field and, and closes out the summer season against Ridgefield National on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at home at Bisceglie Park.

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