Ludlowe, Warde baseball set to meet
Published 8:10 pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2011
An old rivalry will be renewed on Thursday at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
The Fairfield Ludlowe and Fairfield Warde baseball teams will meet up for their annual meeting at 6 p.m. in Bridgeport. It will mark the fifth time in the game's six years that it will be played at the big ballpark in the Park City.
Warde will send Dan Warren to the mound. Warren is 1-1 and coming off a tough luck loss to Staples on Friday. Warren allowed six earned runs, but struck out five in the defeat to the Wreckers.
"He was dominant," Warde coach Mark Caron said of Warren after the loss to Staples.
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Ludlowe will counter with its ace Dylan Grande. Grande is 2-0, and fresh off a complete game win over Trumbull last Thursday. Grande has allowed just four earned runs in 11 innings, striking out nine in the process.
"Hopefully Dylan will go out and give us seven innings like he did the last time," Ludlowe coach Keith O'Rourke said.
Warde opened the year 5-0, but has scuffled of late, losing three straight. The Mustangs were plastered 13-0 on Wednesday against St. Joseph in Trumbull.
The Falcons are one of the hotter teams in the FCIAC, having won three of four, including a 2-1 victory over Darien on Wednesday.
"I'll feel good if we can beat two quality FCIAC teams in a row," O'Rourke said.
What is for sure, is that both squads are looking forward to the hoopla surrounding the biggest regular season baseball game both teams will play.
"It's always a great atmosphere," Caron said. "The town always gets into it. It's a nice night for the town of Fairfield."