NORWALK, Conn. -- Terzian Trucking edged The Batters Box, 1-0, in a pitchers duel between two of the top hurlers in the Norwalk Cal Ripken Baseball League.
Chris Druin doubled home Mike Claps with two outs in the bottom of the sixth for the winning run. Andrew Matthews shut out The Batters Box on just one hit, striking out 10 and walking four. Brendan Huertes was almost as good, striking out 15, walking two and giving up six hits, two of them to Druin.
With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Claps singled and stole second. After Huertes fanned Mike DiIorio, Druins liner to right center won it for Terzian. Jack Torrealba, Steven Pare and Kyle Spezzano also had hits for Terzian. Matt Clarke had the only hit for the Batters Box, leading off the second with a ground single to left.
TPT Engravers 5, Schwartz Law 2: Schwartz Law jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Jimmy Evans doubled and Jack Feinstein doubled him home. TPT responded with two runs in the fourth inning as Danny Roubillard reached on an error and Chris van der Els followed with a single. After a double steal, both scored on a two out RBI single by Chris Restaino.
Schwartz Law tied the game in the fourth inning when another double by Evans was followed by a Matt St Louis RBI single. However, TPT took its final lead in the bottom of the inning as Corey Acevedo, Brian Fermin and Justin Longo scored runs keyed by aggressive baserunning and errors by Schwartz Law.
On the mound, Acevedo got the win with four strong innings, giving up two runs while striking out four. Van der Els picked up the save with two strong innings of scoreless relief. For Schwartz Law, Matt St Louis pitched three solid innings, surrendering just two runs. Feinstein was the hard luck loser, giving up three unearned runs in two innings of work, while striking out four.
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