Rounding first

Bryan Daniello delivers a pitch during Friday's game against Norwalk.

Two weeks of high school baseball and one full week of FCIAC league play are in the books, so, let’s see where we stand.

* Staples, Greenwich and McMahon are unbeaten in league play with McMahon suffering a non-league loss to Warde. The Senators get another  crack at the Mustangs Friday when the two teams travel to upstate New York to face each other in Cooperstown.

* Before that trip the Senators host New Canaan Monday and travel to Greenwich Wednesday. McMahon’s ace, and maybe the top player in the league, Bryan Daniello, faced Norwalk Friday afternoon so he may not start until Friday in Cooperstown.
That is kind of too bad because I would have loved to see him pitch Wednesday against Greenwich. Technically that would be his fifth day so he could start but we will have to see how Senator’s coach John Cross handles his star.
Should he face the Cardinals, he would most likely lock up with Casey Gaynor, who has been stellar as the Cardinals No. 2 this year.

* Greenwich also has a tough week, hosting Wilton Monday, McMahon Wednesday and traveling to Darien Friday to play on, in my opinion, the worst field in the FCIAC at Darien High.

* Speaking of fields, we will have to put together a poll as to which FCIAC field is the best a little later in the year.
The early favorites have to be Kiwanis Field in Fairfield and Mead Park in New Canaan.

* Besides the games mentioned above there are a few interesting matchups on this week’s slate of games.
Monday: Danbury at Warde; Stamford at Trinity
Wednesday: St. Joe at Trinity; Westhill at Ludlowe; New Canaan at Darien
Friday: St. Joe at Trumbull; Staples at New Canaan;
And don’t forget Seymour and St. Joseph play at Harbor Yard Saturday at 8 p.m. as part of the Bridgeport Baseball Classic.
Not sure why St. Joe’s is always included in Bridgeport classics in every sport, but they are.

* The surprise so far in the league is that Norwalk is winless, though they have played a tough schedule to open the season.
Anyone that has talked to Norwalk coach Pete Tucci this year can sense his growing frustration.
Silver lining for the Bears is that they host Bassick Wednesday.
The Lions, along with Harding and Central are the other winless teams in the league.

* Watch out for a few of the young teams like Ludlowe and Trinity to make some noise in the league this year. Both teams can stroke it at the plate and I would not be surprised if one of them makes the FCIAC playoffs.

* We can take another look at the league in a few weeks but for now I think we can all agree that is awesome to have this beautiful game back in our lives.

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Scott Ericson