Baseball: Trojans hit early and often

It did not take the Weston High varsity baseball team long to figure out its opponent’s pitching when it hosted Joel Barlow last week.

The Trojans plated five runs in the first inning alone on Monday, April 16. In fact, they scored in each of the first four frames for a lopsided 15-1 win.

Leading the way with his bat, Jim Sanzone helped get the Trojans off to a fast start with a grand slam in the first inning as the hosts led 5-0. By the time the game was done the senior captain drove in six runs.

Fellow captain Charlie Ameer also knocked out a home run and four RBI to complement Sanzone’s performance. Ethan Lee-Tyson scored four runs, while Greg Kaeser, Justin Resnick and Tyler Hassett teamed up for two runs each.

Starting pitcher Asher Lee-Tyson went five innings, striking out four and walking one for the win. August Ratté took over in the sixth for the save.

Unfortunately, the rest of Weston’s games (both non-conference contests) last week did not pan out as well. Heading to Bunnell the next day, the Trojans ran into some tough pitching and wound up on the short side of a 2-0 score.

Although the Bulldogs’ Ron Rossomando held the Trojans to just two hits (courtesy of Sanzone and Asher Lee-Tyson), Ameer also had a good day on the mound. Two scouts from the Cincinnati Reds had their radar guns on him as he struck out eight, walked three and allowed just four hits.

Hits were also hard to come by on Friday when the Trojans hosted Pomperaug. The Panthers shut down the home team for an 11-1 win.

Weston’s lone run came in its last at bat when Ben Roth drove in Sanzone on a sacrifice.

The Trojans’ record now stands at an even 4-4. They are at Stratford on Friday at 4:15 p.m., host New Milford on Monday at 4 and are at Bethel on Wednesday at 4.

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