Weston 11, Joel Barlow 10
Weston and Joel Barlow squared off in a slugfest that left Trojans on top, clinching the Patriot Division title, and securing a spot in the SWC and State tournaments.
Bats on both sides were alive, with Trojans hammering 17 hits against Barlow’s 12. The lead seesawed in the first two innings. Barlow scored three runs in the third to go in front. Barlow added another in the top of the fourth, but in the bottom of the frame Weston batters drove in five runs on singles by Scott Lyon, Andrew Amato, Will Bunkoci, and a double by Robert Constantine.
In the fifth, Barlow answered with three runs. Trojans added one but now trailed 10-9. On the mound in the top of the sixth, Andrew Weinbrum held Barlow in check, aided by a failed attempt to steal second for the third out. In the seventh, Myles Bochanis singled and advanced to third on a bunt by Vaughn Campos. Both scored on a double by Chris Fruhbeis. Weston had the lead, and sealed the deal by shutting down Barlow in bottom of the inning.
Weston 5, Immaculate 6
A four-run fifth inning had Trojans up 5-3, but Immaculate added runs in the sixth and seventh to tie things up. Immaculate scored the winner in the bottom of the eighth. Weston’s big fourth was powered by RBI driven in by Scott Lyon, Robert Constantine, and Vaughn Campos. Jack Derene started on the mound for Trojans and struck out three. Andrew Weinbrum later came on in relief.
Weston 15, Brookfield 1
Seven first-inning runs, three coming from a Myles Bochanis homer, put Weston in front for good. Trojans added two more in the second, five in the fourth, and one more in the fifth and final inning.
Aidan Kyle went four innings on the mound to collect the win. Robert Barcello threw one inning in relief.
Weston hammered 16 hits in the game, eight of them doubles. Andrew Amato had two. RBI were fast in coming as well. Bochanis, Scott Lyon, and Will Bunkoci produced three each. Myles Lehrman had two. Robert Constantine, Andrew Amato, Alex Olsen, and Andrew Weinbrum each had one.
Weston 4, Stratford 7
Weston batters collected 12 hits on the day but ultimately fell, thanks largely to 5 unanswered Stratford runs combined in the fourth and fifth innings. Andrew Weinbrum was on the hill for Weston for four innings, yielding to Scott Lyon and Dante Esposito in relief. Lyon had 4 hits on 4 appearances at the plate. Andrew Amato had 3. Weinbrum helped his own cause with 2 hits. Myles Lehrman, Will Bunkoci, and Myles Bochanis also connected.
Weston 10, Pomperaug 0
Jack Derene went the distance on the mound, allowing only four hits and no runs to get a five-inning win.
Weston produced four runs in the first inning, starting with a run-scoring groundout by Andrew Amato, followed by walks issued to Myles Lehrman, Robert Constantine, and Vaughn Campos, and a double by Amato. Trojans would add another run in the third, four more in the fourth, and one more in the fifth.
Amato went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Weston hitters. Constantine had three of Weston's nine stolen bases in the game.
Weston 4, Newtown 10
Newtown took a one run lead in a first-inning slugfest, scoring 5 runs to Weston’s 4. The Trojans would not score again. Newtown added two more in the second and three more in the fifth.
Robert Barcello started on the mound for Weston, followed by relievers Alex Olsen, Dante Esposito, Andrew Castro, and Andrew Weinbrum. Trojan hitting was led by Andrew Amato, who went 2 for 4. Chris Fruebeis, Will Bunkoci, Myles Bochanis, and Vaughn Campos also collected hits. Bochanis notched two RBI, Bunkoci and Campos each drove in one.
Weston 1, New Milford 5
It was a promising start in the first inning when a Weston double by Robert Constantine scored Andrew Amato, who had reached after being hit by a pitch. But only five more Trojan hits and no more runs would come.
New Milford tied it in the bottom of the first and added two more in each of the third and fourth innings. Andrew Weinbrum started on the mound for Weston, relieved later by Aidan Kyle.
Weston 2, Bunnell 6
The game was tied at one going into the sixth inning, but Bunnell scored two runs at the top of the frame. Weston responded with one in the bottom, but Bunnell tacked on three more in the seventh, securing the win.
Jack Derene was on the mound for Weston for six and one third innings, Scott Lyon came on in relief. Lyon, Vaughn Campos, Dan Ielusic, Myles Lehrman, and Will Bunkoci had hits for Weston. Campos and Lehman drove in Weston’s runs.
Weston 2, Masuk 7
The game was tied at one run apiece at the end of the first, but Masuk scored two unanswered runs in the second, fourth, and sixth innings. Weston tacked on a run in the fifth.
Andrew Weinbrum and Alex Olsen were on the mound for Weston, Olsen in relief. Myles Lehrman, Andrew Amato, Chris Fruebeis, and Robert Constantine collected hits for Weston. Amato and Constantine notched the Trojans’s RBI.
Weston 4, Masuk 5
Masuk jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but Weston tied the score by the fifth, on a two-run homer by Andrew Amato. Masuk scored one run in the sixth to grab the lead, which held.
Weston out-hit Masuk, with eight. Robert Constantine, Myles Bochanis, and Amato each collected multiple hits.
Weston 9, Kolbe Cathedral 6
The Trojans scored all nine of their runs in the first three innings. Kolbe Cathedral came within three after a four-run sixth, but no closer.
Weston drew first blood with a first-inning triple by Andrew Amato. Aidan Kyle got the win, pitching three innings, surrendering only one hit, no runs, striking out four, and walking one. James Aselta, Robert Barcello, Vaughn Campos, and Scott Lyon also took the mound, Lyon getting credit for the save.
In all, Weston collected eleven hits, with Dan Ielusic getting three.
Weston 9, Bethel 13
Weston trailed by two runs after an explosive second inning from both sides. By the end of the top of the sixth, the Trojans had tied the score at nine, but four runs in the bottom of the inning secured the win for Bethel.
Weston’s six-run second inning was powered by RBI by Chris Fruebeis, Myles Lehrman, and a home run by Robert Constantine. Andrew Weinbrum took the mound for five innings for Weston, relieved by Jake Derene and Scott Lyon.
Weston 8 Notre Dame Catholic 5
Notre Dame Catholic enjoyed a two-run lead at the end of the first, but Weston roared back in the second with six runs to take a lead that would not be surrendered. In the inning, Trojans scored on an error, a walk by Vaughn Campos, a single by Myles Lehrman, a walk by Andrew Amato, and a walk by Robert Constantine.
Aidan Kyle pitched Weston to victory, going four innings, striking out four and walking none. Alex Olsen threw three innings in relief and earned the save. Weston had seven hits in the game, including a fourth-inning dinger by Will Bunkoci.
Weston 11, New Fairfield 8
Weston got off to a roaring start in the first, grabbing an 8-1 lead. New Fairfield took a run at the Trojans in the fourth and the seventh, scoring 7 runs. But a Weston run in the third and two in the seventh secured the win.
Andrew Weinbrum pitched four innings, gave up five hits and struck out three. Jake Derene came out of the bullpen for three innings, earning a save. Trojans capitalized on seven New Fairfield errors. Myles Lehrman went 3 for 4, scoring three runs and producing three RBI. Andrew Amato also went 3 for 4, scoring twice and notching one RBI.
Weston 7, New Fairfield 8
Weston took a one-run advantage into the seventh inning, but the lead wouldn’t hold as New Fairfield came from behind in the final frame.
Robert Constantine drove in all seven Trojan runs, including a sixth-inning two-run homer that temporarily put Weston in the lead.
On the mound for Weston were Aidan Kyle, Scott Lyon, and Alex Olsen. Kyle had two hits in the game, as did Myles Lehrman and Constantine. Will Bunkoci and Alex Olsen also had hits. Andrew Amato reached base three times on walks. James Aselta did so twice. Scott Lyon and Dan Ielusic each walked once.
Weston 7, Notre Dame Catholic 0
Andrew Weinbrum and Robert Barcello combined to pitch a shutout. Weston jumped to an early lead with five first-inning runs, powered by a Will Bunkoci homer and a double by James Aselta. Bunkoci tallied three RBI. Aselta finished with two hits and two RBI.
Robert Constantine also had two hits, and one RBI. Myles Lehrman, Andrew Amato, Andrew Castro, and Scott Lyon also produced hits. Amato and Lyon also reached base twice on walks, Castro and Aselta each did so once.
Weston 12, Stratford 7
The Trojans took an early lead with a first-inning single and RBI by Scott Lyon. Two four-run innings, the fourth and fifth, padded the Weston lead.
In the fourth, Will Bunkoci doubled in two runs and Robert Constantine's sacrifice fly scored another. Aidan Kyle tacked on another run with a single.
Myles Lehrman’s RBI double powered Weston scoring in the fifth inning.
Jack Derene pitched the first three innings, relieved by Aldan Kyle and Alex Olsen for two frames each.
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