Handshakes: Greenwich vs Southington

Greenwich moved to 3-0 with a 6-4 win over Southington.

Cardinals pitcher Ryan Marks struck out six over 4 1/3 innings with four of those, yes four, coming in the first inning.

Marks struck out Justin Rubarge but the ball got away from Ricky Okazaki and his throw to first was wide, allowing the inning to continue.

Marks then struck out Justin Rose for his fourth K of the innning.

I was impressed with the big lefty Marks, making his first varsity start but what has been more impressive is the work out of the bullpen by sophomore Kyle Dunster.

Dunster picked up the win after earning the save Thursday, putting a nice bow on his first week as a varsity player.

As we have all discussed, runs will be tough to come by so pitching is going to rule this year and Greenwich looks to be loaded with arms.

Week two will be much tougher for Greenwich with trips to Ludlowe and Ridgefield before a Friday home game against rival Trinity Catholic.

Scott Ericson