Baseball: Rundown Of The First Four Games

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Apr 132018

The Amity Spartans 2018 Baseball season began last week and so far, they are 2-2.Here’s a rundown of the first four games.

Game 1


CHESHIRE  011  005  1 — 8 10 2
AMITY         000 000 3 — 3   9 2

The Amity Spartans were home for their season opener against Cheshire on April 5.

Ben Lodewick pitched the game, and CTs top catcher Pat Winkel was behind the plate (and 15 Major League scouts were on hand to check him out).

The first inning was scoreless, then, Cheshire got in one run in both the second and third innings. The Rams retained this 2-0 lead through the fifth inning, in the sixth, they scored five times, and the Spartans were still scoreless. 7-0 Cheshire.

The Rams pulled even further ahead with one final run in the last inning, and Amity came alive, avoiding a shutout with three runs.

Records: Cheshire 1-0, Amity 0-1.

(Photos by Marcy Winkel)

Game 2


RIDGEFIELD   000 000 5 — 5 6 2
AMITY              120 131   x — 8 8 2

The Amity Spartans were back on the home field for their second game of the season on Saturday, April 7 this time against Ridgefield.

With Junior John Lumpinski on the mound and Senior Pat Winkel behind the plate, and Sebastian Formica as shortstop, the Spartans had a very good day.

Lumpinski threw six shut out innings, while Amity quickly took a 3-0 lead by the end of the second.

The Spartans got another run in the fourth, then scored three more in the fifth, and one in the sixth giving them a 8-0 lead.

Ridgefield had a huge seventh inning making five runs, impressive, but it wasn’t enough.

Amity won this one 8-5.


Game 3


AMITY 230 000 00 — 5 7 0
PREP    012 020 01  — 6 10 1

The Spartans were on the road in Fairfield for a game against Fairfield Prep on Monday, April 9.

Amity took a quick lead with two runs in the first, adding three in the second. Prep scored one run in the second and two in the third.  Third inning score 5-3 Amity.

In the fifth, Prep tied things up 5-5.

After two scoreless innings, the game went into overtime, at which time Prep added the winning run. Final 6-5 Prep.

Records: Amity (1-2); Prep (4-0)


Game 4

AMITY 10, XAVIER 0 (5 INN.) 

XAVIER     000 00 —   0  4  2
AMITY       321 4X — 10 12 0

The Amity Spartans hosted Xavier in Woodbridge on Wednesday, April 11.

Pitcher John Lumpinski did a phenomenal job striking out six. Jack Nolan had a home run with two runs scored and three RBIs. Pat Winkel had two RBIs and scored two runs.

The game only went five innings and Amity enjoyed an easy 10-0 victory.


Record: Amity 2-2.

NEXT UP: The Spartans are on the road for the next two games. Saturday, April 14 at Shelton, 1 p.m., and Monday, April 16 vs Daniel Hand at Poison Baseball Field, 3:45 p.m.