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Trojans take Stan Musial Championship with 8-3 win over Bethel behind Price and Scribner.

POSTED August 05, 2014
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Your 2014 AABC Stan Musial State Champions. The Tri-State Trojans. The Trojans beat Bethel by an 8-3 score at Fuessenich Park.

TORRINGTON: Forgive Miles Scribner if he didn’t know what to do while his Tri-Town Trojans team put up a five spot in the top of the first inning of the AABC Stan Musial Championship game at Fuessenich Park.

“I kind of got stiff while I waited to get out there,” Scribner said. “I haven’t had many big innings during the year. I had to go to the bullpen and loosen up a bit.”

Scribner and the Trojans road that big first inning to an 8-3 win and the Stan Musial Championship, their second consecutive.  

The Trojans jumped out to that five run lead over the Bethel Outlaws early thanks to a two-run home run by Michael Fabiaschi and a two-run double by Steve Price as Tri-Town sent 10 men to the plate.

In the bottom of the first, the Outlaws sought to make this an offensive final, sending seven men to the plate while getting all four of their hits and runs in that first frame.

Getting to work fast after his team’s first at bat had been what Scribner had become accustomed to this season as his team struggled to get him runs during his turn on the mound.

The Outlaws made it a two-run game at 5-3 with their initial outburst but that would be it for the night.

From there, the former Shepaug ace was near perfect, retiring 19 of 21 batters while throwing a complete game four-hitter.

Tri-Town jumped out fast in the top of the first on a leadoff walk to Casey McDonald and a two-run home run an out later by Michael Fabiaschi over the left center field fence.

Steve Price would knock in another pair of runs with a long double to center while Sam Shurberg singled in the fifth run.

While Scribner got his game going on the mound, the Tri-Town bats gave him additional breathing room with a pair of runs in the third and a single run in the sixth.

Kyle Savo started the third inning rally with two outs when he singled to center and came around on a long triple by McDonald who was knocked in by Willy Yahn.

Price drove in his third run of the night in the sixth inning a long double to right that scored Gardella but was thrown out at third trying to stretch it into a triple.

So, once again, Tri-Town stands alone at the top. Two years and running.

Good pitching helped along by clutch hitting can do wonders for a team. Even if it takes one of their starters a little while to get used to the run support.   

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