Handshakes: Greenwich vs Norwalk

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Greenwich moved to 2-0 and has yet to allow a run after starter Casey Gaynor threw six no-hit innings to pick up the win, striking out 9 along the way before being pulled after reaching his pitch count.

It was Gaynor’s first game back after missing most of last year with an injury so Greenwich coach Mike Mora was not going to push him just so he could have a shot at a no-hitter.

Norwalk and Stamford are certainly not top teams in the FCIAC but the Cardinal pitchers have been impressive nonetheless. We will see how Greenwich does against Southington Saturday without one of its two aces on the mound.

Norwalk certainly looked better than it did getting drubbed by Staples on opening day but the Bears are young and are going to struggle this year, though Pete Tucci will most likely get the most out of his young players.

Greenwich has pitched as well as you can and will have to get the bats going at some point but it is early and hitting always has to catch up to pitching in April.

The Cardinals had five hits today but they all came in the third inning and only one of those hits left the infield.

Categories: FCIAC, General
Scott Ericson

3 Responses

  1. comment by concerned says:

    The coach who pulled the pitcher with a potential no hitter should be praised. Watch a highschool baseball game, most coaches have no idea on how to handle pitchers. They will have a kid throw up to and over 100-115 pitches and then on the next day be playing the field. The will to win has far exceeded the intrest in protecting the players arm and potential future.The CIAC is well aware and needs to look into this. At times it is boarderline abuse. Thanks, Concerned

  2. Scott Ericson says:

    A Greenwich player hit a groundball along the first base line and the first baseman fielded it and tagged the runner out.
    In the process the players made contact with each other and the first baseman got a little banged up, a cut on the chin or lip I think.
    A few Stamford players got heated but the play looked clean to me, just two guys trying to make a play and someone got a lttle hurt.
    No big deal.

  3. anonymous says:

    In the Stamford Greenwich game, what happened to Stamford’s First Baseman ? I noticed the game was delayed when the Greenwich batter/runner banged into the First baseman. Your story had no mention of the play in question. Thanks