The Fairfield American Little League's Rangers held off the National League's Twins, 7-3 on Saturday, to clinch the Fairfield Little League Championship on Saturday.

Rangers pitcher Ryan Meury allowed just two hits in four innings, striking out nine and allowing just one home run, a solo homer to his counterpart, Reed Harrington in the fourth inning.

Harrington struck out five of seven batters he faced, allowing just one hit. However, the Rangers scored two in the third inning against Twins' pitcher Robbie Farruggio. Jake Stackpole led off the third with a single and was sacrificed to second by Michael Ghiorzi.

Meury singled to put runners on the corners and Stackpole scored on an RBI groundout by Biagio Paoletta. Brendan Bucher followed with a single, scoring Meury and the Rangers led 2-0.

Harrington, who had three hits in the game, homered in the fourth to cut the Rangers' lead to 2-1. But in the bottom of the fourth, the Rangers added three more runs to break the game open. Danny Kiernan and Chris Ray each reached on infield singles, and Ben Ertel walked to load the bases and Kiernan scored on a wild pitch to put the Rangers up 3-1.

Ghiorzi drove in Ray with an RBI groundout and Meury doubled home Ertel to put the American team up 5-1.

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Bucher, Tighe Jorgensen and Kiernan led off the fifth with hits. Kiernan's hit scored Bucher. An RBI groundout from Andrew Rothe drove home Jorgensen and capped the Rangers' scoring.

All the while, the Rangers' pitching was dominant. Ghiorzi struck out two of three in relief of Meury in the fifth.

But in the sixth, the Twins rallied, scoring twice. Jack Murphy and Mike Whiting singled and Harrington singled to score Murphy. However, Stackpole robbed Farruggio with a lunging catch that saved two runs. The Twins added one more run, but could not score more, and the Rangers won the town title for the American side.