Brunswick took the lead in the top of the ninth inning and held on to beat Salisbury School, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon in northwestern Connecticut.
The game was tied at one with the Bruins batting in the top of the ninth when Adonys Guzman ripped a double down the right field line. Nicholas Bianco followed with a single on a 0-1 count, scoring Guzman from second base to make it 2-1. Jerry Guzman stepped to the plate next and lined a single by the shortstop and Bianco scored from second to make it 3-1.
The pitching was strong on both sides. The Bruins' pitching staff faced the number-one hitting team in New England and struck out nine of its batters.
Jackson Shepelsky led things off on the hill for the Bruins. The righthander allowed five hits and one run over six innings, striking out eight and walking one. Bianco came on in relief and pitched three innings, allowing one hit and striking out one.
J. Guzman, Cole Mascolo, Riley Redahan, Bianco, William Nook, and A. Guzman each collected one hit to lead the offense.
Brunswick moves to 15-2 on the season and is back in action on Saturday with a nine-inning game against Stony Brook School. First pitch is set for noon at Edwards Campus.