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Wilton Little League Minors LSU Tigers Maul Auburn Tigers, 8-5
The Wilton Little League Minors LSU Tigers Team, sponsored by Ed’s Garage Doors, won 8-5 in a hard fought contest against the Auburn Tigers, sponsored by People’s United Advisors. Pitchers Mario Coppola, Casey Meyer, Nathan Yovine, Cole Herbst, Luke Sonatore and Max Nevas combined for 10 strikeouts and only one walk in a remarkable team effort. The strong offensive showing was highlighted by Casey Meyer’s two hits, clutch doubles from Henry Darst and Sonatore, and key hits from Yovine and Herbst. Max Nevas and Coppola sparked the team with their aggressive base running while Evan Ash, Adam Nevas, Ian Chase and Aiden Cocca supported the Tigers squad with great at-bats and solid defense.
Little League Minors 3rd/4th Graders Gregory & Adams Fall Short to Cannondale Generators, 5-8
The Wilton Little League 3rd/4th Grade Minors team, sponsored by Gregory and Adams, played a great game this weekend despite coming up short in a 5-8 hard fought loss against the Cannondale Generators. They had strong pitching from Brad Mallory, Jacob Siegel and Zachary Feldman. Mallory also connected on a triple and tallied several RBIs on the day. Murphy Coutant, Porter Coutant, Dylan Flanagan, Andrew Sherman, Ian Connell, Benny Coleman, Connor Lane, Siegel and Feldman all contributed offensively, while working the pitch counts for walks and hits. Brayden Preisano and Lane also had solid games behind the plate. Defensively, Wyatt Hoffstatter and Feldman came up with two amazing plays to cap off a great season opener.
LL Minors 3rd/4th Graders Loren Findorak Drilling Zap Sanford Orthodontics 10-5
The Wilton Little League 3rd/4th Grade Minors team, sponsored by Loren Findorak Drilling Inc., played a great game on Saturday and won by a score of 10-5 over Sanford Orthodontics. In the team’s second game of the season, Graham Begnal started on the mound backed up by Peter Braid at first base, Payson Minor at second, Lander Uriarte at shortstop and Nathan Phippen at third. Together, they kept Sanford Orthodontics hitless in the first. Graham led off the order in the bottom of the first inning and ripped a single to get on base before stealing another base.
Henry Major took the mound in the second inning and continued to pitch two solid innings and kept runs to a minimum. In the bottom of the second, Phippen and Zachary Northway both increased their on-base percentage and scored. Colby Fowler reached first on a walk and Conor Filip crushed a double to center field to drive in a run.
In the top of the third inning, Phippen fielded two hits to second base to keep runners to a single. In the bottom of the inning, Braid, Riley Manners and Fowler all reached base in succession. Great heads-up baserunning allowed all three to score on subsequent plays, adding to their lead.
On defense, Uriarte pitched the fourth and fifth innings, keeping the ball high in the strike zone forcing a couple of pop-ups. Quick reaction time by Braid allowed him to snag two fly balls that robbed Sanford Orthodontics of additional runs for the win.
Wilton Youth Soccer
Wilton Girls 2009 White Fight Hard, but Fall to Stamford, 2-3
The Wilton Girls (2009) White kicked off the spring season this past Sunday at Merwin Meadows against Stamford. Opening the game with Madison Pendergast at striker, the girls spent little time knocking off the winter rust as they quickly produced shots on goal from Pendergast, Abby Savage, Caitlyn Tsai and Abby Philippon; however the Stamford defense was stout and all were denied.
Following an outstanding kick save by Katie Mesh in goal, an unfortunate turnover led to Stamford scoring the first goal of the match and it remained 0-1 at the half.
Wilton came out of the intermission firing. Taryn Czick scored the equalizer less than 30 seconds into the half. The Wilton girls kept the score 1-1 with solid defensive play by Mia Timnev, Isla Dzik and Harper Crawford for a good portion of the second half. However, Stamford was able to make a push and get two goals late to make it 1-3 Stamford.
As time was running short, some solid ball control from Katie Cosentino and Gabby Torres in the midfield helped Czick to her second goal making the score 2-3, however Wilton was unable to get one final tying score as time ran out.
Wilton Boys U12 Div C Use Balanced Offense & Defense to Beat Westport U12 Boys Gold, 4-2
A great game was played between the two “W” teams and Wilton U12 Boys Division C won over Westport U12 Boys Gold, 4-2. The first and third goals were scored by Brian Sallese; in the first, Trevor Wisdom assisted him with a shot from center field; Sallese also scored the third goal of the game, this time with an assist from Ryan Miller, who scored the second goal of the game. Robert Prather scored the last goal.
Wilton’s goalkeeper Trevor Galligan did an exceptional job and saved eight goals. Wilton boys put a strong defense with players like Noah Levy and Reed O’Neill. Nathaniel Kalter, Daniel Allam and Matthew Martins put up a good fight and came very close to scoring goals. Both teams played well but the Wilton boys won with their balanced offense and defense.
Wilton 2010 Girls White U9 Win Season’s First Match over Westport Gold U9
On Sunday, the Wilton 2010 Girls White U9 soccer team won their first match of the season against Westport U9 Girls Gold. The first half was hard fought and saw great defense by Samantha Von Loesser and Allison Massaua. The first half ended in a tie as Ava Lafiosca made some great saves in goal. In the second half, Wilton broke out with goals from Savannah Quick and Sophie Duvall. They were helped by great passing from Taylor Setterlund, Lilly Flatt and Hannah Hall. Excellent defense by Nora McGrath, Avery Galligan and Flatt preserved the win for Wilton.