Torrington baseball falls to 1-3 after 5-0 loss to Jack Drewry and Wolcott.
TORRINGTON: Around the town of Wolcott, finding your baseball team in the finals of the state tournament has become well, a little common place.
After all, the Eagles have been in the final baseball game of the year two of the last three years, coming home with the championship trophy in 2016 when a player named Jack Drewry was just a freshman.
Drewry is now a senior who is bound to play Division I baseball at Southern Connecticut State University next fall and on Friday afternoon at Fuessenich Park, Torrington fans saw why as he retired the last 18 Raiders in a row on his way to a 5-0 win.
The big right hander allowed just two leadoff singles, one to Aaron Bainer in the first and the other to Charles Pataky in the bottom of the second.
Bainer was erased on a pop up to short that went for a double play so Drewry faced just one batter over the minimum of 21 for a seven-inning game.
No walks, eight strikeouts and a 2-4 day at the plate that included a double and a run scored.
Not a bad day for a player who will be counted on at the plate at the next level more than on the bump.
“I’ll be playing first base for Southern,” Drewry said afterwards. “I like the control I have over things when I’m on the mound, but I like playing first as well.”
The visiting Eagles scored a pair of runs in the second and third off Raider starter Kyle Banche before adding another in the fourth but with the way their starter was dealing, one was more than enough.
In a tidy hour and forty minutes, Wolcott improved to 4-1 while the Raiders fell to 1-3.
For Torrington, Banche battled through to pitch six innings before handing things over to CJ Root, who pitched a scoreless seventh.
The Raiders travel on Tuesday to face St Paul before hosting Seymour on Wednesday and Naugatuck on Thursday.
Wolcott 5, Torrington 0
At Fuessenich Park
Wolcott 022 200 0 5 10 0
Torrington 000 000 0 0 2 1
Jack Drewry (W) and Jeff Nicol; Kyle Banche (L) and James Gaskins, Jason Karpeichik (7)
2B: (W) Drewry, Alex Calabro
Records: Wolcott 4-1, Torrington 1-3