Ridgefield’s Matt DeLuca made the rise last year to premier starting pitcher. Behind Alex Price, he gave the Tigers two aces, a key to their tying for the FCIAC regular-season title and getting to the Class LL championship great, where he got the start and lost a tough 1-0 decision to Cheshire on a run in the seventh inning.
After a tumultuous week that attracted negative national attention, followed by a humbling defeat, Matt DeLuca delivered a needed boost for the Ridgefield baseball team. DeLuca allowed one hit over 6 2/3 sparking innings to spark the Tigers to a 2-0 win over Trumbull, emerging as the winner of a taut pitchers’ duel.
It was instinct, Staples coach Jack McFarland said, that prompted him to move Zack Zobel up two spots from his customary fifth position in the batting order for today’s game against Danbury. Zobel rewarded his coach’s prescience with a 3-for-3, five RBI performance to lead the Wreckers to a 6-4 home win.