Hunter Hewitt blanks Cadets

airfield Warde shortstop Nick Nardone takes the throw from Anthony Miller and tags out St. Joseph’s Ishmael Herrera during the Mustangs win over the Cadets on Monday. (Photo by Bill Bloxsom)

airfield Warde shortstop Nick Nardone takes the throw from Anthony Miller and tags out St. Joseph’s Ishmael Herrera during the Mustangs win over the Cadets.
(Photo by Bill Bloxsom)

Fairfield Warde left-hander Hunter Hewitt kept the St. Joseph High batters off stride, and Alex Goven had a pair of two-out run-scoring singles when coach Mark Caron’s Mustangs blanked the Cadets, 5-0, on April 14.
“Hunter kept them off balance and showed them he could come inside,” Caron said. “He has to locate (his pitches) and did that to leave runners in scoring position.”
Hewitt struck out seven batters and pitched into the seventh, when Nick Nardone came on to pitch a perfect inning.
Goven had a two-run single in the second inning and added an RBI hit in the fourth for Warde (2-2).
Chris Sabella reached on a one-out error in the second inning and Dakota DeJordy worked the Cadets’ Jake Amoroso for a walk. With two outs, Goven singled in the game’s first two runs.
Tommy Luckner reached second on an outfield error leading off the third, moved to third on a strikeout, and scored on Sabella’s sacrifice fly.
Nardone led off the home fourth with a single, Reece Maniscalco sacrificed him to second with a bunt, and Goven singled him home.
The Mustangs had a pair of double plays to short-circuit two potential rallies.
Hewitt, after pitching out of a jam in the first inning, gave up a leadoff single to Ishmael Herrera in the fourth. He struck out Mark Hirschbeck and catcher Anthony Miller threw down to DeJordy at shortstop for a double play.
Hewitt struck out three batters around a walk and a Cadet hit in the fifth.
With runners on the corners and one out in the sixth, DeJordy started a 6-4-3 double play that was turned by Nardone.
Luckner’s bases-loaded walk, following Sean Homa’s free pass, Maniscalco’s bunt single up the first base line, and a one-out walk to Mike Foley, accounted for Warde’s last run in the sixth.
Foley doubled in the fourth and Miller singled in the fifth.
The win over St. Joseph came after Warde lost 8-6 to Montville, defeated Bridgeport Central 12-0, and were nipped 4-3 by Cromwell.
Miller had two doubles and a single to lead the Mustangs, who scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, against Montville.
Maniscalco had an RBI triple.
Norwalk visits the Mustangs on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The game is scheduled for Kiwanis Field.

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