Wilton manufactures 3-2 win over St. Joseph
Good teams find a way to win. Which is exactly what the Wilton High baseball team did Wednesday afternoon.
Scoring three unearned runs, the Warriors edged host St. Joseph, 3-2, in Trumbull.
It was the ninth win in 10 games for Wilton, which is now 11-2 overall this season.
The Warriors scored what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the third — without getting a hit. Jackson Ward reached on an error and eventually scored on a wild pitch.
Ward also played a big role in the victory as Wilton's starting pitcher. He held the Cadets (5-8) to two runs before leaving with two runners on base — and a 3-1 count on the last St. Joseph batter he faced — in the bottom of the sixth.
Reliever Sean McEwen then walked the inherited batter to load the bases with no outs. But McEwen struck out the next two batters and got a fly ball to end the inning and keep the Warriors ahead.
McEwen followed with a scoreless seventh inning to nail down the triumph for Wilton.