WETHERSFIELD - Second and third inning rallies lifted the Wethersfield High School baseball team (4-3) over Windsor High School (4-3) in a 9-3 rout at home on Monday.
The Eagles fell behind by two runs early, but they were not down for long. Warrior pitching woes, combined with timely hitting sparked a four-run surge at the bottom of the second inning to erase the deficit and put Wethersfield on top 3-2.
It started with a base hit, followed by a botched play to second that was dropped to advance the runner. A single that dropped in just past second base halved the deficit to 2-1. But the Eagles weren’t done yet. Warriors pitcher Casey Johnson loaded the bases when he hit the next batter, setting the Eagles up for a two-run shot to put them ahead 3-2.
Despite a rough start, the Wethersfield pitching staff held the fort throughout the rest of the game, giving up only 1 more additional run and escaping a fifth inning bases loaded jam with a timely strikeout.
The Eagles established a nice cushion in the third inning, adding five more runs to their tally to make the lead seemingly insurmountable. The inning started with a couple of singles to set up a three-run homer over the wall at left field. The next batter beat out a throw to first, and then stole second. A follow up single sent him home to make it 8-2.
Following a slow stretch to the season--the Eagles dropped three games straight to start the month of April--Wethersfield has been on fire, winning its last four games.