Westport Senior Legion loses to Wilton
The Westport Senior Legion team lost 4-0 at Wilton Saturday morning.
Wilton raised its record to 6-6. Westport, which ended a streak Thursday with a 2-1 home win over Darien, dropped to 2-9.
Right-hander Eric Lombardo pitched the first five innings for Westport and fellow righty Turi took over from Lombardo in the sixth.
Julian Clarke, who is known mostly for his pitching and rarely got to hit for Staples, led Staples by going 2-3 at the plate with two singles.
"I've always been confident with my hitting," Clarke said. "I didn't get at-bats in the spring because my job was pitching, but I'm OK with it, so I look forward to the summer because I'm able to hit."
Westport loaded the bases in the first inning and had a chance to score because Wilton's pitcher walked four batters. However, Nick Vega, who stole second that inning, was thrown out on an attempted theft of third base.
"We're kind of unlucky and didn't get hits when we needed to," Clarke said.
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Vega was 1-4 at the plate. Doug Bonenfant also had a hit for Westport and was 1-3.
Despite Westport being 2-9 and needing to go 13-3 in order to make the state tournament, its players haven't given up hope yet.
"Our goal is to go on a run, win 12 more games and make states," Clarke said.