Because of Monday’s heavy rain, there were just one baseball and two softball games played in the FCIAC today. Not surprisingly, one of the contests took place at the Stamford High School softball field.
The Black Knights were able to get in their 8-4 win over Norwalk because of the work of Tommy McIntosh, who is in charge of the turf and grounds at the school, and his assistant, Joe Messina.
This has been a trend over the years: if the Stamford field is in workable condition, McIntosh and his crew will have it ready for the first pitch. There have been a number of instances similar to today’s: what looks like a certain postponement ending with the field at least in near-optimal condition.
“Those guys were out there early in the morning,” Stamford coach Tony Esposito said after today’s win. “They said the field would be ready and the field was in good shape. They did a great job.”
While many teams are now backed up this week because of weather, the Black Knights are on schedule and have a little bit of an edge. They can thank McIntosh and Messina for their tireless efforts.