A little more than a year ago, the Ridgefield High baseball team brought a sparkling 12-1 record into a non-conference game against a struggling Thomaston team and suffered a 5-4 loss. On Wednesday, a new-look Ridgefield team with similarly high expectations rode a pair of underclassmen pitchers to a 3-1 comeback victory against Thomaston at Ciuccoli Field. Sophomore Matthew DeLuca started for the Tigers and held Thomaston hitless and scoreless through four innings. Freshman Luke Barrientos relieved DeLuca and allowed only two hits and an unearned run over the final three innings. The victory was the second in two days for Ridgefield, which raised its overall record to 6-1. After breezing through the first three innings, DeLuca walked two batters and yielded a single in the top of the fourth. But with two outs and the bases loaded, DeLuca induced a groundout to second baseman Quinn McDonald to escape unscathed. An inning later, DeLuca walked the leadoff hitter and yielded to Barrientos. A hit batter, a single, and a throwing error on catcher Ben Cohen allowed Jack Brody to score and give Thomaston a 1-0 lead. Barrientos retired the next batter on a fly ball to avoid more damage. Ridgefield\u2019s offensive breakthrough came in the bottom of the sixth inning. Nick Cullinan had a leadoff single, and pinch runner Cole Blackwell stole second base and went to third on Joey Pastore's single. Senior Nick Hanna came through with a two-run single to put the Tigers ahead, 2-1. \u201cIt honestly just felt so incredible to get that hit,\u201d said Hanna. \u201cI\u2019m a kid who\u2019s bought a lot into this program and I\u2019ve dreamt of being in that situation a million times. It\u2019s an incredible feeling; I just can\u2019t describe it.\u201d When Cameron Andry followed with a single to score Hanna, Ridgefield's lead went to 3-1. Barrientos did the rest, getting two groundouts and a strikeout to retire Thomaston in order in the top of the seventh and end the game. \u201cIt felt great being able to redeem ourselves after last year\u2019s tough loss,\u201d said Ridgefield senior third baseman Pete Columbia. \u201cIt\u2019s certainly a game all of us remember and we strived to get this win today.\u201d Notes: Barrientos was credited with the victory. He walked one batter and struck out three. DeLuca walked three batters and struck out six during his four innings. Andry and Pastore each had two hits for Ridgefield. Pastore now has five hits in his last two games. The Tigers were a perfect six-for-six on stolen-base attempts.