Men’s softball: Back-to-back titles for D’Acunto Construction

October softball was in full swing last week when D’Acunto Construction faced off against league rival GHM in the Wilton men’s softball league American League championship.

GHM struck first with an 11-10, come-from-behind victory in the first game of the final series on Monday night, Oct. 2.

GHM, the third seed, entered the day with one playoff loss — a 14-0 defeat to top-seeded D’Acunto in the winners’ bracket final — and needed a sweep to win the title.

In the second game GHM kept the pressure on, jumping to a 6-3 lead. With only two innings remaining in the game, D’Acunto Construction needed someone to step up.

That’s when Ryan Rossener tacked on a solo home run in the top of the sixth to cut the lead to 6-4, igniting the D’Acunto offense. From there, the team was able put up three more runs in the top of the seventh to take a 7-6 lead.

GHM would not go quietly, loading the bases in the bottom of the seventh, but the D’Acunto defense held strong and managed to hang on to the one-run lead and win the championship for the second straight year.

It was the third title in six years for D’Acunto, which has been playing together since 2012. The team captured the title in its first season and since then has never finished worse than third place.

The team sent its thanks after the game to Tom ‘Bossman’ D’Acunto for his company’s “continued support throughout the season.”