Bridgeport's Tim Via struck out 11 batters and allowed just 2 runs on 5 hits as the Tribe defeated Lewis County, 4-2, in game 1 of the Class AA Region 2 final.
Bridgeport can close at the series tomorrow at Lewis County. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
For Bridgeport, Ryan Goff had 2 hits and scored a pair of runs, while Vincenzo Cava drove in a run with 2 hits of his own. For the Minutemen, Korbyn Tallarito had Lewis County's soul RBI with a single in the top of the second. Jacob Gragg scored their other run on a wild pitch in the sixth.