STAMFORD \u2014 It has been a suburban youth baseball rivalry between Weston and Wilton. For about five years, Weston has been the Alpha Dog, sending Wilton home disappointed on many occasions. On Wednesday night, however, fortunes changed. The Wilton Little League Baseball All-Stars gained a measure of revenge as they defeated Weston, 4-1, at the Stamford National LL field at Scalzi Park in Stamford in the 2019 District 1 Tournament. The loss eliminated Weston from the four-team, double-elimination bracket. Wilton, which lost in last Monday\u2019s opener to Darien, will face the loser of Wednesday night\u2019s late contest (Stamford North-Darien) on Friday in an elimination clash at a site and time to be announced. \u201cSince these kids were age 7, we\u2019ve never beaten Weston,\u201d Wilton coach Kevin Toohill said. \u201cI tell the kids that good pitching and good defense wins games. Tonight, Max was remarkable.\u201d That\u2019s Wilton\u2019s Max Roberge. The righthander allowed just five Weston hits while striking out nine and walking one. Roberge was economical as he fashioned a complete-game triumph in 86 pitches. \u201cWhen I pitched on Monday (35 pitches, low enough total to be available again on Wednesday), I was working on a new pitching motion,\u201d Roberge said. \u201cIt worked well Monday and I carried it forward tonight.\u201d Weston\u2019s lone run came in the third inning on Nathaniel Icatar\u2019s one-out RBI single. Weston stranded five on base. \u201cMy fastball was under control,\u201d Roberge said. \u201cMy curve was working superbly. I got the Weston hitters with a lot of two-strike curveballs. I was glad to get the complete game. I was determined to finish what I started.\u201d As for the Wilton offense, it scored once in the second on catcher Jack Schwartz\u2019 RBI double. Tanner Schmauch added an RBI single in the third for a 2-1 edge. Wilton pushed across two insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. Wilton parlayed three walks, Conor Toohill\u2019s double and Roberge\u2019s RBI single for 4-1. That led to a dramaless final three outs for Roberge. \u201cMax was firing not aiming his pitches tonight,\u201d Toohill said. \u201cHe had a great curveball that kept the Weston hitters off-balance. We lost our first game in pool play and rallied to advance. We lost our final bracket opener and now we have momentum again. We look forward to the challenge.\u201d If Wilton wins Friday, it would have to win on Saturday and Sunday to advance to the State Sectional Tournament. \u201cFirst time they beat us in five years. Hats off to Wilton,\u201d said Weston coach Anthony Kesselmark. \u201cWe had a good run making the District 1 Tournament final the past two years. We were just a little short tonight.\u201d rdepreta @stamfordadvocate.com WILTON 4, WESTON 1 WESTON 001 000\u20141 5 0 WILTON 011 02x\u20144 9 0 Batteries: Weston\u2014Nate Kesselmark (L), Colby Lintell (4) and Josh Wallace. Wilton\u2014Max Roberge (W, CG, 86 pitches) and Jack Schwartz. Note: Wilton plays Stamford North-Darien loser Friday at site, time TBA.