Hits were few for the Weston High varsity baseball team in its game at Joel Barlow last week.With the Trojans getting only three hits, and scoring just a lone run from Kaidy Wollman in the first inning, Weston crumbled to Barlow’s superior pacing. Although the Falcons only racked up a modest six hits, they made every swing of the bat count for an 8-1 win on Wednesday, April 11.
Despite losing to New Fairfield in a tight 4-3 conference game two days later, Weston softball coach Dave Lustberg’s love of the game outshone the disappointment he might have felt over the loss.
“This game summed up all the reasons why we play,” he said. “Today was great, competitive softball.”
The game was an unpredictable neck-and-neck race from the beginning. Scoring two runs in the opening inning, Weston looked strong even as the Rebels countered with a run in the bottom of the first.
Though both teams later scored a run each in the sixth, the two runs New Fairfield squeaked through in the fourth sealed the Rebels’ narrow win.
“They hit hard, they threw some tough plays, and they forced us to make some rough decisions, but we were right there with them every step of the way,” said Lustberg. “Our team just goes out and plays their hardest each time, and our game against New Fairfield was no different.”
Pitcher Kat Fischer struck out nine and walked none while scattering seven hits.
Wollman had two hits and scored a run. Julia Rogers scored Weston’s other two runs. Sami Briggs brought two RBIs to the scoreboard, with Kelsey Sacane nabbing the last RBI through a sacrifice bunt in the sixth.
The Trojans’ record now stands at 1-3. They host Pomperaug on Friday, got to Newtown on Monday and are at Stratford on Tuesday. All games start at 4:15.