Fairfield Senior Legion baseball falls to Westport
Published 1:02 am, Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Westport Legions baseball team improved their record to 8-10 with a 6-2 win over 3-13 Fairfield Monday afternoon.
Pitcher Erik Sawyer led the way for the team with a strong outing on the mound. He pitched a complete game and only allowed two runs. and Westport's Brendan Bernstein shined at the plate for Westport, going 1-3 with an RBI in the first to get the team off to a good start.
Fairfield led 2-1 in the fifth before Westport broke the game open with a five run fifth inning.
"Our hitting finally came together," said Bernstein. "And it was nice to have a clean game in the field."
Fairfield is a team made up of players from Fairfield Warde, Fairfield Ludlowe, Joel Barlow, and college so they admittedly are still developing their team chemistry as they try to improve through summer ball.
On top of that, the team is still young; on this under-19 summer team, 15 of the 18 players will still be returning to high school next year.
"We need to up our run production," said Colby.
"Our goal is to make our players better," said Conway. "Next year we should win some more games and do some damage in the state playoffs."
Colby, who graduated from Joel Barlow in the spring, had quite the game yesterday, going 2-3 with a double and a triple.
"Colby is a hell of a hitter," said Conway. "He was the real player who stuck out for us with the bat today."