Dominant pitching, Vigue's blast lead Groton past BB&N
Groton went ahead early and never trailed in defeating BB&N 5-1. A.J. Colarusso threw 5 shutout innings, striking out 11 and allowing only 1 hit, and Dylan Vigue closed the game out with 4 strikeouts in the final two frames. After Colarusso struck out the side in the first, stranding runners at second and third, Groton manufactured a quick run with their first two batters. Kiefer Wood led off with a bunt single, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Ziggy Bereday.
Colarusso took control after that, facing the minimum over the next four innings - including a pair of pickoffs to retire the two batters who reached base. Groton's bats went cold until the bottom of the 4th, when Sam Harris lined a one out double, followed by a majestic blast from Vigue that easily cleared the fence. Groton added an unearned run the very next batter, as Forrest Nelson hustled all the way around the bases on two infield throwing errors by BB&N.
Vigue came on to pitch the 6th, allowing a run on a pair of singles but avoiding any further damage. Groton got the run back in the bottom half, as Nelson drove a two-out triple into the gap, then trotted home on a double from Zack Webber the very next pitch. Vigue made quick work of BB&N to close out the game, striking out the first two hitters before inducing a groundout to shortstop Kiran Sen.
Groton will look for their third win in a row this Saturday at St. George's.