The Weston super 8 travel baseball team finished the summer season in strong fashion, winning five out of its last seven games, including two on July 28-29 to close out the summer Friendship League season.
The two wins came at home against tough teams — North Stamford and Ridgefield National. The former game was a back and forth one that went down to the last at bat of the game.
Nelson Lee started, pitching two innings for Weston, and Bradley Barcello contributed with a strong middle relief effort.
Oliver Taibe took the mound with the bases loaded and shut down North Stamford, getting Weston out of a tough inning, and pitching another scoreless inning on top of that.
However, the highlight of the game came in the bottom of the final inning, with Weston trailing 10-9. Against the toughest pitcher faced all season, the hosts loaded the bases.
With the game on the line and two outs, Tim Bello came up to the plate. On a one-two count, he hit a walk off line drive into right field that scored the two game-winning runs, for an 11-10 come from behind victory.
“The boys were at their best this game because they never gave up and kept battling back no matter what the score,” said coach Ed Bello.
Coming back on Sunday, Weston faced Ridgefield National in its final game of the season, winning 11-4. Weston had outstanding contributions from several different players who came through for the team.
Christopher Komar had his best pitching performance of the year, throwing three shutout innings with seven strikeouts and allowing only one runner that entire time. The team hit well and put up 11 runs behind the bats of Scottie Lang, Evan Cavicchia and Jake Rutsky, who each hit shots into the outfield that led to runs.
Although down by a good amount, Ridgefield gained momentum in the fifth inning behind strong batting. However, Chris Amato came onto the field to close out the games’ final two innings. He had a great outing, throwing strikes and was backed up by defense in the field from his teammates, ultimately striking out the final batter of the game for the win.