Westport Little League pounds Trumbull, 10-1
It was all Westport as it dominated Trumbull National 10-1 in the District II Little League semifinals Wednesday night at Unity Field in Trumbull.
Westport starting pitcher Hayden Jamali was the star as he went 5 1/3 innings, giving up one run while striking out 12.
Jamali was pleased with how the threw the ball.
“I had good control of my pitches and I felt like I was changing speeds pretty well all night. I felt good out there,” Jamali said.
Westport manager Jack Flynn echoed Jamali’s thoughts.
“Hayden was fantastic tonight. He put us in a terrific opportunity to win and we couldn’t have asked for more from him,” Flynn said.
Jamali was unable to complete the game in the sixth due to reaching the pitch count limit of 85. Alex Deutsch, who had two hits in the game, including an RBI double, came in to relieve Jamali and closed out the game for Westport.
As for the scoring Westport continued to tack on runs throughout the game. They started in the top of the first when Josh Dedomenico scored after an error by Trumbull National.
Westport took a 2-0 lead in the second when Matt Flynn connected on a solo home run to center. Mark Roszkowski also homered for Westport with his solo blast coming in the top of the sixth.
Trumbull National starting pitcher Alex Pagaliarini battled but was wild at times and ended up giving up four runs on wild pitches.
Trumbull’s lone run came on a solo home run by leadoff man Jake Gruttadauria in the fourth.
Westport moves on to the winner’s bracket where it will face Fairfield American on Friday night at 7:30 at Unity Field.