A little wet weather did not bother the Weston High varsity baseball team when it hosted Masuk.Light rain pelted the field throughout the contest last Wednesday, April 25. All but one South-west Conference baseball game was postponed the previous day due to damp weather conditions.
Weston still busied itself with dominating the Panthers 12-1.
Weston’s dominance was a certain but steady stream. With Weston bringing in 11 runs by the bottom of the third inning, Masuk did not get any hits in until the very end – and for the Panthers, it was too late for anything short of a miracle rally to save them.
Starting pitcher Charlie Ameer threw aggressively. Netting five total strikeouts, he gave up no earned runs in the process. The Panthers hit only once while Ameer ruled the mound. However, a lull in Ameer’s usual control struck when a fastball hit Masuk’s Jay Buhlmann .
August Ratté took over on the mound in the sixth. Masuk brought in its only run that inning.
Ameer also had a banner game at the plate, though the same could be said for the entire Weston team. Knocking out a homer early in the game, Ameer led Weston with six RBI. Greg Kaeser, Asher Lee-Tyson, and Tyler Hassett brought in two runs apiece, while Ethan Lee-Tyson ran in three.
Weston’s win over Stratford two days later was a much narrower affair at 2-1.
While Weston hit less than the Red Devils, it made every slice of the bat count. As Weston ventured out far enough to score one run apiece in the fifth and sixth innings, the Red Devils brought in their only run in the seventh.
The game belonged to Weston’s intelligent pacing and pitching dynamics from surprise starter Kaeser and Ameer.
Ameer and Tyler Hassett rung in one run each for the Trojans.
An even 6-5 record stands for Weston. As of last week, the Trojans are 4-3 in the South-West Conference.