A one-inning lapse cost the Weston High baseball team a chance to — for the first time ever — make an appearance in the state Class M championship last week.
Things started well enough for the 10th-seeded Trojans, who took on their 11th-seeded opponent last Tuesday, June 5. a rough third inning put the former in a hole from which it could not escape, losing an 11-4 decision at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport to end the season.
Plainville subverted Weston’s best efforts to maintain a lead. Though the Trojans led the Blue Devils 4-1 at the end of the second inning, a five-run rally by the visitors sealed their victory in the third.
Weston did not bring any runs in past the second inning. Plainville, on the other hand, had no problem adding to the scoreboard as the game trudged forward. The Blue Devils brought in four additional runs in the sixth, and one in the seventh.
Even though the Trojans did not win, Weston played a tough game. Jim Sanzone (one RBI, two stolen bases), Justin Resnick, Ethan Lee-Tyson (one RBI), and Charlie Ameer (one RBI) – knocked out one double apiece. Sanzone, Jared Weismann, Resnick, and Ameer brought in a single run each for the Trojans.
With Weston managing nine hits to Plainville’s 14, Resnick led the team with three. Asher Lee-Tyson finished with two and started the first four innings on the mound, striking out two and throwing 87 pitches in only four innings before he was relieved by Greg Kaeser and August Ratté for one inning each.
Weston’s loss is an upset to fans who have followed the Trojans since the first round. The Trojans swiftly worked through their first and second opponents, Suffield and North Branford, doubling both teams’ run count 6-3 and 8-4, respectively. Additionally, a 2-1 quarterfinal victory against the second-seeded Ellington shows that the Trojans were not hampered by their 11th-seeded position as they pulled off two upsets in the tournament before ending the season at 16-9 overall.
Note: Plainville took home the Class M championship on June 8, beating Haddam-Killingworth 3-1. Plainville also won the Class M tournament in 2008.