After three weeks of relentless, raw, recalcitrant weather, the remaining salt-laced snow drifts and sopping wet grounds disappeared. Memories of four cancelled pre-season scrimmages and two regular-season game postponements were just that.
Instead, on a perfect day for baseball – 70 degrees, bright sunshine and a slight breeze – the Wilton High baseball team defeated the Westhill Vikings, 1-0, on Monday at Wilton’s Varsity Field.
“It was a great win for us,” said a happily animated head coach Tim Eagen. “That’s a very, very good team we beat today. We had only one scrimmage and couldn’t even use our own infield for most of the pre-season. You can’t even practice game conditions when you’re inside. But the way we played today, it was as if we were in a playoff game.”