Two more homers for St. Paul baseball in home win over Torrington

The wind at the home field of St. Paul baseball seemed to be blowing in at times, and a couple players said the ball wasn’t carrying during batting practice.

It took the Falcons until the fourth inning to go deep, but they still did it twice in the last three frames to secure a 13-1, six-inning mercy rule win over Torrington. St. Paul improved to 5-0 on the season. Steve Morelli hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning and Ryan Daniels unloaded a grand slam in the sixth to end the game. The Falcons have hit 13 home runs in five games, and Daniels has six of those. Daniels ended the day with seven RBI and a triple short of the cycle. Morelli’s dinger was his first of the season.

Morelli’s homer just gave St. Paul left-hander Brendan Foley a bigger cushion to work with, not that he needed it. Foley pitched the first five innings and allowed one hit while striking out 10. Right-hander Tyler Kiluk threw the sixth inning for the Falcons.

St. Paul gave Foley a lead to work with in the bottom of the first inning when Casey Cerruto singled home Devin Kulas. In the second, Daniels had an RBI single and Kulas (walk) came home on a wild pitch. In the third inning, Foley and Kulas singled, then Daniels drove them home with a double. An errant throw later scored Daniels for a 6-0 lead. The last seven runs came via the long ball.

VIDEO: Go here to see the homers by Morelli and Daniels.

GALLERY: Here are my photos from the game.

PHOTO CAPTION: Brendan Foley pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball (10 strikeouts) for St. Paul baseball in its win over Torrington on Saturday. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69)