Fairfield headed back to Bristol

Fairfield Little League’s Megan Belinsky singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, stole two bases, and scored the winning run on a wild pitch when Fairfield defeated Mystic, 7-6, to capture the state championship at Sacred Heart University on Sunday.

With the two-game sweep, Fairfield has advanced for the second straight season to the New England Regionals, which will open next weekend in Bristol.

Fairfield will play Vermont at 8:15 p.m.

“Mary Rose Finnegan, Brittany Romero and Anna Rasmussen have been through this [run to state title] before and are the first to do the extra stuff [at practce],” manager Jarry Rasmussen said of having the edge in experience.

‘They got a taste of it last year…We called it Camp Bristol and we’ll do that again. To be 12 or 13 and get to meet players from all over and have pizza or ice cream parties at 10 o’clock is great.”

Mystic, which dropped a 7-4 decision in game one on Saturday, scored four times in its first at bat.

“We keep it to two or three we feel like we can weather the storm,” said Jarry Rasmussen, who was assisted by Dave McCartney, Doug Romero and Ed Finnegan.

“Four is different. We were a little nervous in that first inning.”

Fairfield answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame with Anna Rasmussen (double) Maddy Russell (single) and Kayla O’Donnell (single) driving in runs.

Mary Rose Finnegan and Russell had RBI hits in a two-run second inning.

Mystic scored one in the third before Russell enticed a pair of pop ups to the pitching circle to leave a runner on third.

With the tying run on third after reaching on a walk with two outs, Mystic’s Casey Woods fouled off five straight pitches before hitting a run-scoring single on the 11th pitch of the at bat to force extra innings.

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