Baseball: Pitching propels Weston

Weston High’s Ryan Major reaches for the throw at first base during a varsity baseball game at Wilton last Thursday, April 4. Weston lost its season-opener 5-0 but beat Platt Tech 13-3 the next day and edged Westhill 1-0 on Saturday.—Scott Mullin photo

Weston High’s Ryan Major reaches for the throw at first base during a varsity baseball game at Wilton last Thursday, April 4. Weston lost its season-opener 5-0 but beat Platt Tech 13-3 the next day and edged Westhill 1-0 on Saturday.—Scott Mullin photo

It became a pitcher’s duel when the Weston High varsity baseball team hosted Westhill last week.

The Trojans’ Asher Lee-Tyson kept the competition off the board, as did Westhill’s Jesse Koretz for five innings on Saturday, April 6. A couple of key hits in the next frame were the difference as the Trojans held on for a 1-0 shutout at Revson Field.

Westhill, which out-hit Weston 7-6, did threaten to score at one point. The Vikings managed to load the bases with the middle of their lineup at the plate but the Trojans got out of the jam without allowing a run.

With the game still scoreless in the bottom of the sixth Ethan Lee-Tyson singled with one out. An RBI triple by Charlie Ameer brought in the winning run.

Asher-Lee Tyson struck out eight and walked three while scattering seven hits. He also had one of hit own, as did Chris Jepsen, Peter McGlone and Tyler Hassett.

Weston also faced some good pitching in its season-opener at Wilton two days earlier. In fact, Wilton’s Ryan Reuter threw a no-hitter as his team took a 5-0 decision.

Despite not getting any hits the Trojans kept the game close as starter Ameer held the Warriors to just two runs for the first five innings. An RBI double by Alex Jacobson highlighted a three-run six frame as Wilton pulled out of reach.

Greg Kaeser was Weston’s lone base-runner, drawing a walk.

Weston had better luck with the bats the previous day when it hosted Platt Tech in another non-league contest. While the Trojans had some defensive troubles they still turned out 12 hits, good for a 13-3 win in their home opener.

A run in the top of the first gave the Panthers’ their only lead, which turned out to be a short one. Weston responded in kind by scoring  in each of the first four frame for a 12-1 lead. They did the most damage in the third with a six-run effort.

Starting pitcher Ben Roth scatter only three hits while walking two and gave up no earned runs. Ryan Major relieved him in the fifth.

McGlone led Weston with three hits and three RBI. Jared Weisman drove in two runs.

Asher Lee-Tyson (triple, one RBI), Morgan Rosemann (one RBI) and Hassett (one RBI) each had two hits. Alex McGrath, Ethan Lee-Tyson and Ameer each drove in a run.

Weston, now 2-1, visits Pomperaug on Monday and is home to Newtown on Wednesday. All games start at 4:15 p.m.

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