Fairfield falls to Trumbull, 4-1, in District opener

The Fairfield Babe Ruth 13 All-Star team opened the District 2 Tournament with a 4-1  loss to Trumbull at Kiwanis Field on Friday.
Fairfield returns to action in pool play on Sunday, June 29, when it plays Wilton at 9 a.m. Its third game is Monday, June 30, when it meets Norwalk at 5:30 p.m. The top two teams will play for the title on Wednesday, July 2, at 5:30. All games will be played at Kiwanis Field.
Manager Cliff Jones’ Fairfield team took a 1-0 lead on Trumbull in the top of the fourth inning.
Billy Duffy slugged a one-out double to left-center, went to third on a wild pitch, and raced home on another errant throw.
Ryan Dean got the start and retired five straight batters to start the game, before Luke Lemy had a two-out single in the second.
Zak Brace and Ryan Vawter drew walks, but Dean got a roller to Devin Young at first to retire the side.
Duffy and Spencer Jones had walked to start the second, but Trumbull starter Jake Teixeira struck out two batters to get out of trouble.
Luke Finnegan led off the third with a single for Fairfield, but was erased on a 4-6-3 double play.
Trumbull tied the game in the fourth when Brace doubled up the gap in right-center with two out to score Teixeira, who had been hit by a pitch.
Young had Fairfield’s third hit, a single to right-center to open the fifth, and advanced to third only to be stranded.
Vince Bartiroma came on in relief in the Trumbull fifth and got of the inning with a 4-4-3 double play. With the runner from first running, Finnegan caught the pop up and fired to Young at first to end the inning
Trumbull strung together five straight hits with one out to take the lead in the sixth.

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