Wilton baseball team's season ends with extra-inning state loss

Joe Mercier's safety squeeze bunt drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as host Glastonbury defeated Wilton, 6-5, in a Class LL state tournament baseball game Monday afternoon.

Wilton, the 25th seed, ends the season with a 10-11 record.

The Warriors took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning on two-run singles from Harry Sabo and Jackson Ward.

Wilton starter JT Morin kept Glastonbury scoreless through three innings, but the Tomahawks scored one run in the fourth and three in the fifth to tie the game at 4-4.

The Warriors got the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh when Brett Phillips' two-out grounder was misplayed for an error. But Glastonbury answered with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning on John Russell's two-out single, sending the game into extra innings.

Glastonbury began the bottom of the ninth with two singles to put runners on first and third with no outs. Mercier then ended the contest with his well-executed safety squeeze bunt.

Eighth-seed Glastonbury will now host ninth-seed Cheshire in the second round tomorrow.