Westhill defeats Stamford High in Baseball City Championship


Amelia Stone

Stamford High Boys Baseball lost to Westhill in the City Cup on Monday, May 9

Amelia Stone, News Editor

Monday, May 9, the Black Knights varsity baseball team faced off against their city rivals, the Westhill Vikings at Cubeta Stadium. Coming off of an exciting 3-0 win after an away game against Ludlowe, fans packed into the stands at Cubeta with loads of energy to welcome the Knights home. The game started off with a bang as the Black Knights led 1-0 into the top of the third. But soon after, the Knights lost their lead.

The Vikings started a rally in the bottom of the third, tying the game 1-1 before the fourth. But the Knights were unable to regain the lead, and the Vikings scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. The rest of the game was runless, leaving the Black Knights defeated by Westhill 3-1 for the third year in a row.

Following the game, Stamford Baseball Head Coach Patrick Murphy said, “I was proud of how our guys competed; their pitcher went out and he threw really well, and sometimes you’ve gotta tip your cap to them.”

Murphy added that he didn’t think motivation was an issue. “Overall, I don’t think there was any lack of desire for our kids. Unfortunately, I think things just didn’t go our way,” he said.

After another loss against Norwalk at Cubeta, and a loss to Darien Thursday, May 12, the Black Knights have a lot of work to do to prepare for the CIAC State Tournament.

Stamford High Boys Baseball lost to Westhill in the City Cup on Monday, May 9