Wilton advances to playoff round in districts

Defending champ Wilton advanced to the single-elimination playoff round of the District 1 Little League 11/12-year-old tournament with a 10-5 victory over previously unbeaten North Stamford on Wednesday night in Wilton.

Wilton, North Stamford and Ridgefield American all finished pool play with 3-1 records, but Wilton finished first in Pool B based on run ratio.

The top-four teams in Pool A and Pool B advance to the playoff round.

Cole Judelson had three hits, including a three-run homer in the first inning for Wilton. Judelson also picked up the win in relief of starter Brendan Connor.

Nick Kronenberg also had three hits, while Nicky Cullinan, Kyle Phillips and Nick Condos had two hits apiece. Connor added a two-run single for Wilton.