Wilton baseball, softball teams split with Tigers

Win a win at home and a loss on the road, the Wilton High baseball and softball teams split games with Ridgefield on Monday afternoon.

The victory came from the Wilton baseball team, which defeated visiting Ridgefield, 4-3.

Three RBIs from Dillon Lifrieri (two-run double, sacrifice fly) helped the Warriors take a 4-0 lead through three innings. Wilton (6-4 overall, 3-3 FCIAC) got two runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the third.

Ridgefield (7-3, 3-3 FCIAC) did all of its scoring in the top of the fourth inning, taking advantage of Wilton errors that resulted in three unearned runs against starting pitcher Billy Black. Anthony Macchia, John Thrasher and Colin Motill each drove in one run for the Tigers.

That was the end of the scoring, as Wilton hung on to its 4-3 lead the rest of the way. Black (3-1) pitched a complete game, allowing the three unearned runs on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Alex Price took the loss for Ridgefield. He went five and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits. Price walked none and struck out four.

Andrew Chiodi came on in relief in the bottom of the sixth and got the final two outs for the Tigers. He walked one and struck out one.

In Ridgefield, the Wilton softball team fell to the Tigers, 11-2.

Hannah Belanger had a solo homer for the Warriors, who also got an RBI triple from Emma Cropper.

Taylor Floyd and Eliza Ward each had two hits for Wilton, which dropped its third straight game and is now 6-4 this season.

Pitcher Sage Zunda struck out seven Ridgefield batters in the loss.