Team Quigley tops Team Greenwood at WHTL All-Star Game
West Haven >> The West Haven Twilight League’s best showed off their skills in Saturday’s All-Star Game and Home Run Derby at Quigley Stadium.
Team Quigley beat Team Greenwood 5-2 in the All-Star Game. Columbus Auto Body’s Ryan Zahornasky gave Quigley an early lead with and RBI in the top of the first. He drove in two more in the third inning. His single to right field brought home his Columbus teammate, Jeremy Cordova, and Arcade Metal Stamping’s Ian Hruniak to extend the lead to 3-0.
Team Greenwood answered in the bottom of the third when All-Brite Electric catcher Ryan Savio came home on a wild pitch. Quigley extended its lead to 4-1 in the fifth. Evan Lumpinski drove in Mike Olszyk with a single to right.
In the bottom of the sixth, All-Brite’s Mike Forgione’s sacrifice fly brought home teammate Nick DeLizio to cut the lead to 4-2.
That was as close as Team Greenwood would get, as Lumpinski extended Quigley’s lead, driving in Andrew Hinkley with a single.
The pitching trio of Adam Olszyk, Tom Moore, and Axel DeJesus kept Greenwood’s bats at Bay all afternoon, allowing just six hits.
Following the game, the league’s sluggers took the field in the Home Run Derby.
Last year’s derby winner, Arcade’s Mike Olszyk, defended his title, defeating Columbus’s Andrew Scully in the final round.
The Twilight League’s annual All-Star Game and Home Run Derby raises money for the New Haven Register Fresh Air Fund.