After some tough losses in the District 1 Tournament the Weston nine- and 10-year-old district baseball team fared better later the summer season.
Although Weston went 0-4 in district play in June, three of those losses were by one-run margins. It saw more success in a couple of tournaments in July.
One was the Stamford American Tournament. Some strong pitching, combined with a number of timely hits were just what the visitors needed in a 10-0 win over Stamford Leone in the opener.
Jack McStocker and Scott Lyon combined to pitch shutout ball for Weston. The former started on the mound and the latter relieved him.
Both also helped their cause offensively, each going two for four. Noah Haberman also went two for four.
Jake Derene and Daniel Ielusic each had one hit apiece.
Advancing to the semifinals, Weston had difficulty generating any offense against Stamford Federal. It did have a couple of good pitching performances but did not have the hitting to back it up in a 4-0 loss.
Jake Derene and Haberman split the pitching duties for Weston. The latter also had a hit for his team.
Lyon had two hits for the team and Jack Potash had one.
Weston went quite far in the P. J. Foley Tournament, played in Naugatuck. After going 3-0 in the preliminary round it was the top seed for the tournament.
It had a bye in the first round before taking on Easton in the semifinals. Using a number of pitchers, Weston held off the competition for a 9-5 victory.
McStocker, Lyon, Derene and Robbie Constantine all saw time on the mound. A team effort at the plate also played a big part in the win.
Jack Tunney went three for three to lead the team. Lyon had a pair of hits, as did Ryan Unanagst. Ielusic and Lucas Connelly each had a hit.
All that stood between Weston and the championship was a Trumbull National team. Weston had defeated this opponent earlier in the tournament but Trumbull National put on a hitting display this time for a 21-1 victory to win the tournament.
Constantine, Potash and Lyon pitched for Weston. McStocker was the only Weston player to get two hits while Potash, Miles Bochanis and Stephen Marshalko each went one for two.
Weston finished the season with a 10-8 record.
“Overall, the Weston 9-10 district team represented our town very well in each of the tournaments we played in,” said head coach Sean Lyon. “They played hard, played some very competitive games, and had a lot of fun along the way.I was very proud of how our team played.”