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Staples, Speer Stop Trumbull

Senior pitcher David Speer pitched another gem, and Staples won another baseball game. The Wreckers improved to 6-1 Wednesday with a 7-4 victory over Trumbull and broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning.

Speer (3-0) had nine strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. He left with a 7-1 lead, but Trumbull drew close on a three-run home run by P.J. Santilli before Staples pitcher Justin Honigstein got the final out. "David was a little tired, plus we wanted to preserve some outs so he can pitcher later in the week,'' Staples coach Jack McFarland said.

Staples took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth but put the game away with five hits, an error and a walk. Grant Moss delivered an RBI single to make it 3-0, and Brendan Bernstein, Mke Rustemeyer, Jake Felman and Hennessy also delivered RBIs. "What hurt David was that long inning,'' McFarland said. "He didn't have quite the same pop after that." Bernstein had three hits to lead the Wreckers, who had 11 hits. Colin McCarthy, Hennessy and Bryan Terzian had two apiece.

Staples hosts Danbury on Friday at 4 p.m.

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