Pirates win in Torrington

Kieran Bryant, Sam Hahn and Jackson Goodwin helped the Pirates extend the undefeated season to 6-0.

Riley Klein

Pirates win in Torrington

TORRINGTON — The Steve Blass Northwest Connecticut Pirates little league team defeated Torrington Blue 10-2 Saturday, May 25.

The Majors League matchup featured players aged 10 to 12 for the mid-season game at Colangelo Sports Complex in Torrington. The Pirates, whose roster is composed of players from the six Region One towns and Norfolk, remains undefeated at 6-0 this season.

Pirates Coach Tom Downey said the emphasis for players this year has been primarily on pitching and defense. Against Torrington Blue, the defensive mindset of the team was evident, and the offense was clicking too.

Grayson Brooks started the game on the mound for the Pirates.Riley Klein

The top of the order for the Pirates got things started early. Brody Ohler, Gus Tripler and Sam Hahn all reached home to give their team a 3-0 lead. Grayson Brooks started the game on the mound for the Pirates.

Whitlow Cheney and Will Nichols kept things rolling in the second by adding two more runs for the Pirates. Thomas Nichols reached home in the third to make the lead 6-0.

Brooks was subbed for Sam Hahn at pitcher in the fourth inning.

Cheney and Nichols each scored again in the top of the fifth inning. Torrington responded with two runs in the bottom to bring the score to 8-2.

Brody Ohler stepped in as relief pitcher in the seventh inning.Riley Klein

Ohler stepped up and launched a solo homerun in the top of the seventh. Brooks reached home before the inning was out and the score was 10-2 going into the final half-inning.

Ohler took the mound in the seventh and closed out the game with three strikeouts.

Next up for the Pirates will be a three-game home stretch at Steve Blass Field. They take on Thomaston P&C Repair May 28 at 5:45 p.m., Tri-Town Braves May 31 at 5:45 p.m., and Torrington Maroon June 1 at 12:30 p.m.

Ronin Hinman recovered an error and fielded it in time for a double play.Riley Klein

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