Wilton slugs way to Little League district finals

The Wilton Little League 11/12-year-old All-Stars will get a chance to make it two district titles in a row.

After taking an early 7-0 lead, Wilton hung on for a 10-9 victory over Darien National in the semifinals of the District 1 tournament on Tuesday night in Stamford.

Wilton will play Stamford National in the championship game on Friday at 7:30 at the Springdale field in Stamford.

Ryan Looney had three hits and drove in five runs for Wilton, which led 7-0 after two and a half innings. Looney had a three-run double and a two-run homer.

Darien scored one run in the bottom of the third and six more in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 7-7. But Wilton got a solo homer from Nick Condos and RBI singles from Scott Vollmer and Nicky Cullinan in the top of the fifth to go ahead 10-7.

Darien came back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull within a run at 10-9. But Cole Judelson, who got the win in relief of starter Kyle Phillips, held Darien scoreless in the sixth to end the game.

Cullinan finished with four hits and two RBIs for Wilton, which improved to 5-1 in the tournament.