The final week of the regular season for high school baseball is here, and both Brien McMahon and Norwalk have games that will dictate postseason plans.
First, let’s start with Norwalk, which comes into Monday with a 6-12 (6-10 FCIAC) record and will host Westhill (6-10, 5-10) at City Hall Field. The Bears have been eliminated from contention for the conference tournament, but their postseason dreams haven’t been completely dashed—yet.
In order to reach the minimum-.400 winning percentage needed for inclusion in the state tournament, Norwalk must win its final two games. The Bears close out the regular season on Wednesday at Danbury (11-6, 9-6).
McMahon has already clinched a berth in the state tournament, but its position in the conference tournament has yet to be solidified. The Senators are currently 11-6 (10-5) and are fifth in the conference. The top eight teams make the playoffs.
It would take a collapse—and some strong play from the teams below them—for the Senators to miss out on the conference tournament. But the final three regular season games, beginning with today’s matchup against Fairfield Ludlowe (9-8, 8-7) at Kiwanis Field, cannot be overlooked.
The Senators finish with a pair of home games, Wednesday against Staples (13-4, 11-4) and Friday against Bridgeport Central (4-12, 3-12).