The ability to hold onto some slim leads has paid off for the Weston High varsity baseball team in recent games.
The Trojans won two one-run affairs last week, three in their last four outings. Strong pitching and timely hitting have helped in each case.When Charlie Ameer took the mound for an away game with Bethel on Thursday, May 3, he surrendered only two hits. he pitched all seven innings for a complete game as the Trojans held on to win 3-2.
Beyond pitching, Ameer bagged four assists and two putouts at first base, covering for first baseman Greg Kaeser whenever a hit forced him away from his position.
Nearly every member of the Weston squad nailed at least one hit against the Wildcats’ speedy but wild pitching.
The Trojans collectively stole five bases, with two by Ameer and one each by Asher Lee-Tyson, Ethan Lee-Tyson, and Tyler Hassett. Jim Sanzone hit a double. He and Max Molinsky also hit one RBI apiece.
Asher Lee-Tyson led a well-rounded Trojan defense with 11 putouts. Kaeser followed with seven. Justin Resnick capped off a second base putout with two assists.
Saturday’s rescheduled game with Brookfield followed the same blueprint as the Trojans squeaked past the Bobcats 6-5. The win was Weston’s eighth of the season and qualified it for a spot in the state Class M tournament.
Brookfield exploded the game’s first inning with a three-run effort, but a four-run counterattack from Weston in the fifth and sixth innings locked the Bobcats in a cage
The game gave Weston a chance to show off its defense with a total of 21 putouts covering the field.
The only blemish of the week was a 6-2 loss to New Milford on April. 30, Weston’s lack of hits and five errors gave the Green Wave enough momentum to win soundly.
Now 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the South-West Conference, Weston hosts Oxford at 7 on Saturday for a night game at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport and visits Joel Barlow on Wednesday at 4:15.