WESTPORT, Conn. One stray bounce was all it took to ignite the Staples High baseball team to a 4-2 win over Trinity Catholic on Wednesday.
With the game tied at 1-1 in the fourth inning, a routine grounder by Staples' Zach Levins ricocheted off the first base bag and into right field for a base hit. The lucky break sparkede the Wreckers, who scored three runs in the inning on two hits by Nick Kardisch and Sam Ellinwood and a sacrifice fly by James Frusciante.
That would be all the offense Staples needed as the combination of Matt Reynolds and Greg Salomone on the mound was enough to hold off Trinity. The Crusaders managed to load the bases in the bottom of the fifth, but Salomone came on in relief to shut the door on a Trinity rally.
The win continued Staples' perfect start the season, as the Wreckers improved to 5-0. Staples will return home after a three-game road trip to host Fairfield Ludlowe on Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.
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