Nine- and 10-year-old baseball: Rowayton rallies in time for win

Mateo Bilbao connects with a pitch during a Weston nine- and 10-year-old travel baseball game last Tuesday, July 30. Weston lost 12-8 to Rowayton.—Scott Mullin photo

Mateo Bilbao connects with a pitch during a Weston nine- and 10-year-old travel baseball game last Tuesday, July 30. Weston lost 12-8 to Rowayton.—Scott Mullin photo

Its young bullpen could not contain the opposition when the Weston nine- and 10-year-old baseball team hosted Rowayton in the last official game of the season.

Weston had a four-run lead at one point last Tuesday, July 29. Not long after that Rowayton’s bats went to work, rallying for a 12-8 win under the lights at Bisceglie Field.

The game started well for Weston, which got out to a 6-2 lead after four innings on strong pitching by Sam Hensinger and Luke Barasch, In the fifth, Weston could not contain the Rowayton offense, which plated six runs in the final two frame.

Sam Landesman, Sam Hensinger, Barasch and Shea Greene all had hits for Weston. “We are proud of all our players for the energy, fun and growth in their game during this summer season,” said Weston coach Bob Barasch.

On Sunday the atmosphere was more informal as the players took on the parents in a family fun game, also under the lights. The latter managed to erase a five-run deficit to salvage a 5-5 tie.

The players jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the parents on pitching by Luke Barasch, Andrew Amato and James Aselta. The parents were saved by the five run per inning mercy rule and  scratched together five runs of their own.

Evelyn Cusack, Pam and Joe Mancinelli, Sal and Ellen Giannitti and Patti Cavicchia led the parents.

The night also featured a home run derby The AL level and under was won by Aselta in a close contest over Landesman and Luke Barasch. Jake Cavicchia won the NL level.

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