Baseball: Westies thrash Gaels

The West Haven High baseball team exploded for six runs in the third inning, helping the Westies cruise to a 12-3 SCC interdivision win over Shelton at Piurek Field on Friday.

Cameron Stone led the charge at the plate for West Haven, which improved to 6-5 overall, with two hits and three runs batted in. Gary Donovan added three hits and one RBI and Joe Sette two hits, one run scored and one RBI.

West Haven pounded out 12 hits in total— including five of the extra-base variety. The biggest base hit came in the decisive third, when Stone's single to center field was misplayed into a bases-clearing, three-base error.

The offensive outburst resulted in more than enough support for right-hander Tyler Gambardella, threw a complete game for the Westies. He allowed five hits and struck out seven, improving his personal mark to 3-2. Gambardella also helped himself at the plate, tripling and a scoring a run.

Vin Backert (3-1) took the loss on the mound for Shelton, as the Gaels fell to 7-5 overall.

Hudson Boles had two hits, while Patrick Murphy singled and scored a run.

For the full game story, check out next week's Herald.