The Brunswick School baseball team is winning all types of games lately.
One day after posting a 16-0 victory over Hamden Hall Country Day School, the Bruins edged visiting Salesian of New Rochelle, 1-0, on Saturday in walk-off fashion.
Salesian’s pitcher carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but the Bruins got two hits in the inning for the win. Shortstop Aaron Sabato singled to left center and advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by James Sassi. Jake Hyde then delivered a single to center field, scoring Sabato with the game-winning run.
The victory moved Brunswick’s record to 7-2 and marked their second one-run win of the week. The Bruins posted a 7-6 road win over Avon Old Farms School on Wednesday. J.D. Sparks pitched seven strong innings to earn the win for the Bruins on Saturday.
“J.D. Sparks was able to put us in a position to win,” Bruins coach Johnny Montanez said. “He pounded the strike zone and did a good job of controlling the running game.”
Sparks threw just 77 pitches in seven innings of work.
“He was pounding the strike zone and we played really good defense.”
The Eagles, who hail from New Rochelle, N.Y., had a runner on third base with no one out in the fifth inning, but failed to score. With a runner on third, Salesian attempted a safety squeeze, but the batter didn’t make contact on the play. Bruins catcher Ethan Hynes threw back to third and got the runner out, ending the Eagles’ scoring threat.
“That changed the whole dynamic of the game,” Montanez said. “The boys have done a fantastic job of executing and J.D. was phenomenal.”
On Friday against Hamden Hall Country Day School, Trystan Sarcone hit a three-run home and drove in a career-high six runs, Hyde pitched five scoreless innings and Sabato homered in team’s 16-0 win over Hamden Hall in an FAA matchup.
Hyde helped himself at the plate with two hits and two RBI. The game was stopped in the fifth inning due to the league’s mercy rule. Sarcone hit a three-run home run during the Bruins’ six-run fourth inning and Sabato smashed a solo homer.
The Bruins scored two runs in the first inning, four runs in the second, four in the third and six in the fourth. Sparks was 3 for 3, while Sarcone went 2 for 2 for Brunswick, which collected 12 hits.