The Weston Wild 10-and-under baseball tournament team finished its summer season on the short side of a 12-10 nail-biter championship under the lights against
Trumbull National in the Peter J. Foley Tournament in Naugatuck last Thursday, July 31.
After taking an early 4-3 lead in the second inning, the Wild fought a back-and-forth battle, featuring strong pitching performances by starter Jake Selden and closer Chris Komar. Multiple hits by Tim Bello, Scotty Lang, Komar and Aidan Kyle also kept Weston in the game.
With Trumbull up 12-10 in the 6th inning, the Wild just missed coming back with a deep blast by Robert Barcello that was caught at the warning track.
Despite the loss, the Wild capped off an extremely successful summer season that included four straight wins against Trumbull American, Prospect and Union City and a semifinal win against Trumbull American in the Naugatuck tournament.
The Wild also defeated multiple district teams in the Shelton Little Fellows Tournament, including Fairfield American and Trumbull American, before falling to Trumbull National in the semifinals.
Before losing its first game in the Shelton Tournament, the Wild were on a ten-game winning streak, backed by strong pitching from James Aselta, Selden, Komar, Bello, Kyle, Sam Hensinger and Chris Amato. The Wild team bats were on fire all summer long, with big hits coming from all players, including Brandon Leuzzi, Oliver Taibe, Aselta, Amato, Robert Barcello, Bello, Komar, Kyle, Bradley Barcello, Brown, Selden, Lang and Hensinger.