The Fairfield Warde baseball team just could not stop Staples' Mikey Scott in the seventh inning of its game with Staples on Friday

Scott reached and ignited a Wreckers' rally as Staples scored twice in the seventh to take a 6-4 victory over Fairfield Warde on Friday afternoon.

"He's a leadoff hitter on any other team," Staples coach Jack McFarland said of his No. 9 hitter, Scott. "He's ridiculous."

In the top of the seventh, Scott and and Ben Lipper each singled to open the inning. Brendan Bernstein reached on an error, which scored Scott, and sophomore Bryan Terzian singled home Lipper.

"When I saw the way it was set up, with 9-1-2 (spots in the batting order) coming up," McFarland said, "I felt really good about it."

Staples managed to get out of jams throughout the entire game with the Mustangs. Warde was just 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 on base in the game.

"The difference in the game is that they got the key hits and we didn't," Warde coach Mark Caron said. "It's unfortunate that it happened today."

"Our kids made some nice pitches," McFarland said.

Warde left five on base in the first two innings, but still scored two runs in the second inning. After back-to-back singles to start the frame, Dario Pugliano dropped down a sacrifice bunt, which Staples' starting pitcher Zach Levins threw away, scoring Will Halliday.

Two batters later, James Neamonitis reached on an error by the third baseman, Terzian, which scored Joe Bartolomeo to make the game 2-0.

"The kids are unselfish," Caron said. "It's fun to coach that way."

The Wreckers answered in the top of the third, scoring three times. Senior Mike McGowan walked and Scott walked. Lipper loaded the bases with a bunt single. Tyler Jacobs then singled home McGowan and Bernstein doubled home Scott and Lipper to give Staples a 3-2 lead.

"I'm proud of the way my kids battled," McFarland said. "This was a great game."

Staples took a 4-2 lead in the fourth when McGowan doubled and Scott doubled him in.

But Warde tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Michael Garcia reached on a fielder's choice and Neamonitis homered to left.

Warde had a rally in the bottom of the fifth, but Terzian relieved Jake Felman and struck out Devin Lofton and Garcia to end the threat.

"We had opportunities with runners on third and one out and didn't cash in," Caron said. "That's the ballgame right there."

Warde lost its second straight on Monday, to Trinity Catholic. The Mustangs will play today at St. Joseph at noon.