Darien baseball doubles up Wilton after trouncing Trinity
Darien took a six-run lead and then held off a comeback bid by the Wilton Warriors for a 6-3 victory Wednesday afternoon in Wilton.
The Blue Wave rapped out 10 hits, led by Glen Fay’s 3-for-4, three-RBI performance. Mac McLean was 2-for-4 with a run scored; Henry Williams singled, walked, drove in a run and scored twice; and Ben Olson had an RBI single.
Williams started on te mound and pitched four and two-thirds innings, allowing two earned runs and four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Karson Drake relieved in the fifth and worked the final two and one-third innings, allowing one run on two hits and a walk with one K.
With the win, the Blue Wave improved to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in the FCIAC as they continue a tough stretch of four games in four days. They’ll play at Stamford on Thursday, and host Ridgefield on Friday. Both those games start at 4 p.m.
Darien grabbed the lead for good on the top of the third against Wilton.
Alex Stephens walked with one out, went to second on a single by McLean, and scored when Williams laced a two-out base hit.
Devyn Kipphut reached on an error which allowed another run to score, and Fay the hit an RBI single to make it 3-0.
The Wave put up another three-spot in the fifth inning.
Williams led off with a walk, Liam McLaughlin followed with a single, and after an out, the runners moved up on a balk.
Fay cashed in with a two-run single and Olson made it 6-0 with a two-out single.
The Warriors got on the board with a two-run single by Luca Wentzel in the home half of the fifth, and Chris Tienken’s RBI single made it 6-3 in the sixth inning.
That was as close as Wilton would get, however, as Drake set the Warriors down in order in the seventh to end the game.
That victory followed Darien’s 24-0 rout of the Trinity Catholic Crusaders in five innings, Tuesday in Stamford.
The Blue Wave sent 15 batters to the plate and scored nine runs in the top of the first inning to begin the rout.
Darien banged out 20 hits, led by Nicky Briganti, who went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and an RBI.
McLean, Williams, Liam McLaughlin, Fay, Stephens, and Mac McLaughlin each had two hits.
McLean, the Wave’s leadoff hitter, singled, doubled, walked twice, scored four runs and drove in four runs. Williams also singled and doubled, walked once, scored twice, and had three RBIs.
Stephens scored two runs and had four RBIs; Liam McLaughlin had a run scored and two RBIs; Mac McLaughlin had two RBIs; Fay had two runs scored; and James Louis doubled, scored three runs and had two RBIs.
Darien used three pitchers, including McLean, who started and pitched two innings, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out three. Trace Florio also pitched two innings and allowed two hits and one walk with two strikeouts; and Tim Bellingham pitched one scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.