Greenwich gets back on track with rout of Wilton

Greenwich High's Alison Kach is greeted by her teammates after  hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning of Friday's game against Wilton. Bob Luckey photo

Greenwich High’s Alison Kach is greeted by her teammates after
hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning of Friday’s game against Wilton. Bob Luckey photo

Qualifying for the FCIAC Tournament tops Greenwich High School’s list of goals this season. Narrowly missing the tournament in recent years, the Cardinals are on pace to make the conference tourney. Rebounding from a 14-2 loss to St. Joseph earlier this week, Greenwich upended visiting Wilton Friday, 13-1.

With the win, the Cardinals raised their record to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the FCIAC.

“We’re feeling pretty confident about how we are playing,” GHS senior pitcher Alison Kach said. “Our goal is to make it to FCIACs and we’re in good position to do that with the way we’ve been playing.”

Kach is one of the reasons why the Cards are in such a position. I was impressed with the velocity she showed on her fastball as well as her ability to mix in a change-up, which she told me she has been working on. Kach in control from the start, striking out seven batters the first three innings and 11 for the game in spinning a one-hitter.

“She’s been pitching really well and we’re so happy to have her on the mound each game,” Cardinals catcher Erin Ferguson said. “She’s such a big part of this team.”

Big innings have been the norm for the Cardinals this season and Friday, they were at it again. GHS broke open a close game by tallying eight runs in the fourth inning. The Cards, who batted around in the fourth inning, saw junior shortstop Rebecca DeCarlo go 4 for 5 with a triple and four RBI and Kach slug a two-run home run. Junior catcher Erin Ferguson was 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Cards, who pounded out 14 hits.

Greenwich will be on the road next week against Brien McMahon, Darien and Norwalk.

Dave Fierro