Berkshire Eagle Staff
WESTFIELD -- Trumbull, Conn., scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back in defeating Pittsfield 9-4 in the Babe Ruth 14s New England Tournament on Friday night at Bullens Field.
The loss drops Pittsfield into the loser’s bracket. It will take on Plymouth at 10 a.m. this morning at Bullens Field in an elimination game.
Trumbell had two walks and three singles in the first off Pittsfield starter Hunter Brasie to take a lead it never gave up. The lead grew to 7-0 in the fifth when Brasie was lifted after pitching 4 2/3 innings and allowing five walks and four hits.
"The walks are uncharacteristic for Hunter," said coach Eric Stone.
Meanwhile, Pittsfield didn’t get a hit until the fifth inning off Trumbull starter Owen Nemcheck.
"He pitched well," Stone said of Nemcheck. "He wasn’t overpowering but he hit his spots."
Izaiya Mestre and Tyler Codrey each had two RBI hitsw for Pittsfield.