Weston's baseball team flirted with danger before rallying for five runs in the sixth inning to defeat Nonnewaug, 5-1, in the first round of the Class S tournament Wednesday. The 13th-seeded Trojans will play No. 4 Montville in the second round Thursday.
Alec Joseph delivered the key blow for Weston (16-7), a two-out, two-run double that snapped a 1-1 tie. Weston tied the game earlier in the inning on a single by Jjay Lane. "I got a curveball and it was hanging,'' Joseph said. "I made sure to stay back. " Winning pitcher Mike McDonald delivered a two-run single later in the inning that Nonnewaug's shortstop knocked down, but couldn't prevent the runs from scoring.
"You don't want to wait that long,'' Weston coach Frank Fedeli said. "We've been getting some big hits all year, and for Alec to get that hit was really big."
Weston managed just five hits off of Nonnewaug starter Ron Gombos before getting six hits in the sixth. McDonald pitched well for Weston, going the distance and surrendering just four hits. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter. Nonnewaug (12-9) scored its only home run on a solo homer by Gombos in the sixth.
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