Trumbull Baseball Advances to CIAC State Semifinals

Ava Inesta ’22
EE Sports Reporter

The Trumbull baseball team hasn’t made a trip to the CIAC state semifinals since 2013 but after a 2-0 win against the Staples Wreckers in the quarterfinals, they are moving on. The Eagles will play at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury on Tuesday June 7th, 2022 at 3:30. To get to this point, the Eagles have defeated No. 23 Hillhouse, No. 26 West Haven, and just recently, No. 13 Staples.

The Eagles will now face the No. 3 seeded Fairfield Warde Mustangs at a neutral site. This will be the 3rd time the Eagles have matched up against Warde this season after a rough loss in the FCIAC semifinals and a loss in the regular season. Senior captain Connor Johnston will get the start for the Eagles against Warde.

Senior Matt Cummings was on the mound against Staples. He pitched six innings for the Eagles and allowed no runs. Cummings struck out 10 and only allowed 3 hits total.

“It was great to get the win with the team; it’s a really big deal for us,” said Cummings. “But there’s still work to do, the job isn’t finished”.

The Eagles got the lead on an RBI single by senior Jack Ligouri. Junior Scott Gell scored. Ligouri then scored on two wild pitches allowing him to go to third and home.

Senior Logan Huzi relieved Cummings in the top of the 7th inning to close the game. Both pitchers combined did not allow a Staples runner to get past 2nd base, they remained in control throughout the whole game.

The No. 10 Eagles have a tough matchup for the state semifinal game as Warde has been dominant this year. Although, they do have experience against this fellow FCIAC team and they know who they are dealing with. In the Class LL there are three FCIAC teams remaining with Trumbull, Warde, and Danbury who will face Southington following the Eagles game. All in all, the Eagles are still on the chase for a ring and they are only 2 wins away from victory!

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