Handshakes: Greenwich vs Norwalk

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.

Scott Ericson