Wilton baseball team gets dramatic 1-0 win over Warde

The Wilton High baseball team has just a few seniors this season, but one of them played a key part in a dramatic Senior Night victory.

Brett Phillips, one of just three 12th graders for the Warriors, drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the seventh inning and later scored the game's lone run on a bobbled grounder as Wilton defeated Fairfield Warde, 1-0, on Wednesday night at home.

The Warriors received another exceptional pitching performance from JT Morin, who held Warde to three hits in a complete-game shutout. Morin (5-2) has not allowed a run in his last 32 innings pitched.

The win raised Wilton's record to 9-7 overall and 8-6 in the FCIAC. The Warriors are currently one of three teams tied for ninth place in the overall conference standings, one game out of the eighth and final playoff berth.

After Wilton outfielder Scott Shouvlin made a nice catch in the top of the seventh, Phillips reached on a walk with one out in the bottom of the inning. An errant pick-off throw followed, with Phillips going to third on the play. Warde got the second out on a comebacker to the mound, but Harry Sabo then hit a grounder that the shortstop bobbled, allowing Phillips to score the winning run.

Warde (10-6) got a strong pitching effort of its own from Hunter Hewitt, who limited Wilton to four hits. Hewitt went six and one-third innings, leaving after the walk to Phillips.

Notes: In addition to Phillips, Wilton's other seniors are Ethan Segall and Dan Griffith.