Wilton Youth Sports Roundup: April 27-28, 2019
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Wilton Warriors 10U Travel Team Walks Off With a 5-4 Victory Against Norwalk
Wilton 10U Travel (2-0) broke a 4-4 tie with Denny Dustin’s walk-off walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th inning. Charlie Heffernan scored the winning run after singling to reach base.
The Warriors’ bats came alive in the 4th inning with a single by Greg Bocchino, who was promptly driven in on a double to right center by Peter Braid. Casey Meyer kept the inning alive with a single, followed by a 2RBI double by Mario Coppola.
Gavin Toohill, Braid, and Anthony Palumbo combined for nine strikeouts over six innings. Their battery-mates were Keegan Kazan and Ethan Driscoll, who split the catching role in an outstanding defensive effort. Dustin, Braid, Meyer, Coppola, Heffernan and Bocchino all had hits on the day for the Warriors. Gavin Levenherz scored the team’s first run with a steal of home on a past ball and Jeff Fox supported the cause with solid at bats.
Wilton Little League Minors–Gregory & Adams rally to tie Sanford Orthodontics 4-4
In the Wilton Little League Minors division, the Gregory & Adams Crimson Tide rallied in the last inning, scoring three runs to force a 4-4 tie with the Sanford Orthodontics Red Raiders on Sunday afternoon at Bill Terry Field.
Jeffrey Fox had 10 strikeouts and let up just one hit over three-plus innings of relief for Sanford Orthodontics. Teammates Kevin Berghaus, Owen Roos and Julius Tangorra each walked and scored a run.
For the Crimson Tide, Conor Lane, Brad Mallory, and Zachary Feldman held Sanford Orthodontics hitless throughout the game and combined for 10 strikeouts. Trailing 2-4 in the final inning and with two outs, Mallory cracked a single to knock in two runs to force the tie. Feldman had a pair of singles and scored two runs. Benny Coleman had a walk, single and scored two runs.
Wilton 2009 Boys Win First Two Matches of Season, Over Bridgeport & Stamford
On Saturday, the Wilton Boys (2009) White won their first match of the season against Bridgeport, 6-2. Goalkeeper Conor Filip opened the game making excellent saves, while goal scorers Jack Mulfinger made three goals, Samrath Singh Dhamoon scored two, and Neel Popli aced one goal.
Jeffrey Fox protected Wilton’s goal in the second half. Wilton held the lead with brilliant defensive and offensive plays from Holden Reading, Ryan Vermeulen, Rocco Tripodi and Adrian Joseph. Two goals by Bridgeport closed out the first and second half, but superb plays by the Wilton’s team secured the Warrior win.
On Sunday, the team defeated Stamford 7-3. Thanks to excellent goal tending by Fox and Filip, plus aggressive defense by Mason Cilento, Vermeulen, Reading and Joseph, Wilton was able to hold Stamford to three goals and secure the victory. On the offense side of the ball, Mulfinger dominated play with three goals, including one amazing corner kick. Dhamoon knocked in two goals of his own and Hans Greene and Tripodi each scored to put the game out of reach.