Kirby’s walk-off, two-run home run lifts St. Joseph past Trumbull, into FCIAC semifinals

TRUMBULL — Aaron Kirby delivered a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to power St. Joseph to an 11-10 walk-off win over town rivals Trumbull in the FCIAC baseball quarterfinals on Saturday. “That’s definitely the biggest hit of my life,” Kirby said. “I was looking for something in my zone. My … Read more

Williams, Darien beat Danbury, advancing to fifth-straight FCIAC semifinal

DARIEN — If there is one place FCIAC baseball teams do not want to be, it is matched up with Darien in the tournament quarterfinals. This season, the unlucky team drawing the No. 3 Blue Wave in the opening round was No. 6 Danbury. For the fifth-straight season, Darien won its quarterfinal matchup, advancing to … Read more

Fabbri resigns as Ridgefield baseball coach

After being suspended for the second time this season, longtime Ridgefield High baseball head coach Paul Fabbri has decided to step down from his position but remain a teacher at the school. In an email sent to players and parents at 9:47 last night, Ridgefield High Principal Dr. Stacey Gross wrote that Fabbri “has resigned … Read more

The 2019 FCIAC Spring Tournament Schedule (updated)

FCIAC Baseball Tournament Saturday, May 18 – Quarterfinals at higher seeds Ludlowe 5, Warde 4 (9 innings) Staples 8, Brien McMahon 0 St. Joseph 11, Trumbull 10 Darien 8, Danbury 2 Monday, May 20 – Semifinals at Cubeta Stadium, Stamford No. 1 Staples vs. No. 4 St. Joseph, 5 p.m. No. 2 Ludlowe vs. No. 3 Darien, … Read more

Ridgefield knocks Westhill out of FCIAC baseball playoffs, puts McMahon in

STAMFORD — Destiny in their hands. Opportunity lost. The Westhill baseball team saw its dream of making the FCIAC playoffs dashed Thursday as Ridgefield posted a 6-2 road triumph at Vikings Field. The loss left Westhill at 12-8 overall but 8-8 in the FCIAC. The Vikings’ defeat meant that Warde High (9-7 league) earned the … Read more

Field of eight set for 2019 FCIAC baseball tournament

The Brien McMahon Senators became the final team in FCIAC baseball tournament field on Thursday, setting up the four quarterfinal contests on Saturday. McMahon clinched the eighth and final seed when Westhill lost to Ridgefield 6-2 and was eliminated from the playoff picture. The Staples Wreckers are the No. 1 seed, followed by Ludlowe at … Read more

FCIAC baseball quarterfinals moved to Saturday, May 18

With the postponement of numerous games due to Monday’s rain and subsequent wet field conditions on Tuesday, the FCIAC is postponing the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament from Friday to Saturday. Final seedings and pairings will be determined after Thursday’s rescheduled regular-season games. The softball tournament quarterfinals are still on as scheduled for Friday … Read more

Baseball: Montana Semmel show drawing pro scouts to Westhill

STAMFORD — As Montana Semmel stepped on the rubber to throw his first pitch against Stamford Wednesday night, the collection of scouts in the bleachers behind home plate collectively raised their radar guns. It has been this way at every start Semmel has made this season and should continue through the Major League Baseball draft … Read more

Darien baseball rallies to sink Westhill Vikings

The Darien Blue Wave scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated the Westhill Vikings, 5-3, in a key FCIAC baseball game Friday at DHS. Two of the runs came home on wild pitches, as Nick Briganti scored the tying run, and Aaron Sears scored the go-ahead run. Liam McLaughlin then … Read more

Lauterbach’s three-hit shutout delivers Warde over rival Ludlowe

FAIRFIELD — Throughout the week Brett Lauterbach kept an eye on Friday’s forecast, which called for rain. The Fairfield Warde junior remained optimistic the advance radar would be wrong and his team’s game against rival Fairfield Ludlowe would go on as scheduled. Rain or shine, Lauterbach never expected his afternoon to unfold the way it … Read more