Staples Baseball rolls to victory and top spot in the FCIAC

Enjoying the comforts of a sizeable home crowd last Friday afternoon, the Wreckers baseball squad jumped out to big lead early on over rival Darien and never looked back, winning by a final tally of 9-5. With the win, the Wreckers not only stretched their winning streak to six games, but they also staked sole claim to first place in the FCIAC.

“This win just gives us even more confidence that we can compete and win every game we play in,” said tri-captain Justin Gallanty ’14. “We’re really firing on all cylinders right now.”

The Wreckers were led by a near complete game effort from Ryder Chasin ’14, who came within one out of going the distance while striking out six and allowing just six hits.

“Ryder got hit a little bit early on, but he made an adjustment and shut them down from there on out,” said catcher Adam Dulsky ’14.

The Wrecker bats had Chasin’s back the whole game, scoring four runs in the second inning, then responding with another four run outburst in the sixth to silence a Darien squad that had managed to close the gap. Leading the charge for the Wreckers were a duo of juniors – Ross Poulley, who had two hits including a home run that managed to just stay to the right of the left field foul pole, and  Nathan Panzer, who notched three RBIs on the day. Also contributing were tri-captain Nick Vega ’14 with two hits and two runs, and Noah Yokoi ’16 who also had two hits with one RBI.

“The whole lineup contributed to this win, with some guys even coming off the bench in big spots and getting the job done,” said tri-captain Sam Ellinwood ’14. “Friday’s game is an example of our full capabilities, and that’s how we’re going to need to play to win some championships later on this season.”

Up next for the Wreckers is a home game this Wednesday against Bridgeport Central, with first pitch at 4:00 p.m.