Baseball: Trojans are in first place

The Weston High baseball team shoved a double dose of defeat into Oxford’s bench last week, beating the Wolverines twice in the span of four days. The Trojans have a firm grip on first place in the South-West Conference Patriot Division.

A non-conference game, Weston’s first Oxford contest on Wednesday, May 9, was a close but straightforward victory at 12-9. Operating in bursts rather than a prolonged pace, Weston reeled six runs in the second inning and five in the seventh.

Ethan Lee-Tyson (three stolen bases) led the offense with three hits. Jim Sanzone, Charlie Ameer, and Asher Lee-Tyson drove in two runs each, while Greg Kaeser, Justin Resnick, and Jared Weismann scored one apiece.

While scoring no runs himself, Max Molinsky propelled Weston forward with four RBIs and two doubles.

It was, however, a game of multiple pitchers for Weston as August Ratté, Greg Kaeser, and Asher Lee-Tyson all saw time on the mound, the win ultimately going to Kaeser. He struck out three and gave up no earned runs in three innings.

Saturday’s game was an even cleaner win for Weston, which shutout the Wolverines 6-0 under the lights at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.

A defensive game, Oxford had no problem hitting the ball, but excellent coverage from players like Ethan Lee-Tyson (15 putouts) stymied the Wolverines’ base movement.

He also chipped away at Oxford with two runs, while Sanzone, Austin Delaney, Ameer, and Asher Lee-Tyson each scored one. Pitcher Ameer net the win, tossing a three-hitter.

The Trojans made it clear they would be winning big as last week began with a 7-1 putout against Notre Dame on Monday, May 7. An otherwise steady game, Weston exploded with a four-run lead in the bottom of the second, scoring one subsequent run each in the third, fifth, and sixth. The Lancers waited until the seventh before nabbing a run off a triple, but by then it was already too late for a comeback.

Jared Weismann contributed two runs for Weston. Sanzone (one stolen base), Kaeser, Molinsky, Ethan Lee-Tyson (three RBI), and Ameer (10 strikeouts) brought one run apiece.

Standing at 11-6, Weston hosts Bethel today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. and starts the South-West conference quarterfinals on Monday against an opponent to be determined.

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