After falling in the district championship in each of the last two years, this Wilton Little League 12-under all-star baseball team is hoping the third time will be the charm this year. Wilton opens pool play in the District One tournament on Friday at noon, against Norwalk at Bill Terry Field at the Wilton Y. The team reached the district finals two years ago as a 10-under team, and last year as an 11-under team. Its overall record in district play is 9-4. \u201cThe last two years the core of the team has made it to the championship and we lost to two great teams. They gained a lot of experience and we hope to build on that,\u201d said head coach Scott Gioffre. \u201cThey do have some confidence that they can go out on the field and play with anybody.\u201d This year\u2019s team features 11 returning players \u2014 Nevin Belanger, George DiRocco, Owen English, Zarius Eusebe, Matthew Ferrante, Sam Gioffre, Hayden Klyver, Ryan Preisano, Connor Robertson, Quinn Stengrim and Shane Taubin. Newcomers this year are Tommy Walsh and George Hahn. Bob Belanger and Mario Ferrante return as assistant coaches. \u201cIt\u2019s a pretty good team. I think we\u2019re an excellent defensive team. We have a deep pitching rotation. We\u2019re a decent hitting team. It\u2019s just a matter of putting it all together,\u201d said coach Gioffre. \u201cWe\u2019re optimistic about our chances but we know it\u2019s going to be a good group of teams.\u201d The pitching staff will be anchored by Belanger, Stengrim and Robertson, and can also rely on Klyver, Gioffre and Taubin. \u201cWe\u2019re confident we\u2019ve got some depth there if we need more arms,\u201d said coach Gioffre. \u201cWe have a great group of pitchers to choose from.\u201d Wilton\u2019s other pool-play games will be next Tuesday against defending state champ Stamford National, at 7:30, and next Friday against Stamford American, also at 7:30. Both of those games will also be at Bill Terry Field. The top two teams from pool play advance to the double-elimination playoff round.