Price pitches Ridgefield to fourth win this week

With Alex Price pitching his second complete-game of the week, the Ridgefield High baseball team won its fourth game in five days.

Price limited host St. Joseph to a run in the first inning as the Tigers registered a 4-1 victory on Friday in Trumbull.

Ridgefield is now 12-3 overall this season and has won six straight games. Four of those triumphs came this week: In addition to Friday's win, the Tigers also beat Wilton on Monday, New Milford on Tuesday, and Darien on Thursday.

Price, who went the distance in the 4-1 triumph over Wilton, allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the first on Friday and then kept St. Joseph scoreless over the next six innings. The senior left-hander pitched a two-hitter, walking two batters and striking out six.

Down 1-0, Ridgefield tied the game on Johnny Briody's run-scoring single in the top of the second. Back-to-back RBI singles from Nick Hanna and Nick Cullinan in the third inning then put the Tigers ahead, 3-1.

Ridgefield's final run came in the top of the fifth, as Quinn McDonald led off with a solo homer to left field.

McDonald finished with two hits, an RBI and two runs scored. Cullinan added two hits and drove in a run.

Matt Restivo contributed two hits, and Matt Stamatis, Joey Pastore, Ben Cohen, Price, Hanna, and Briody added one hit apiece.

Notes: The Tigers were six-for-six in stolen-base attempts.

Price is now 5-1 this season with a 1.13 ERA. In his two starts this week, Price allowed only two unearned runs on five hits over 14 innings while walking two batters and striking out 12.