Opening day for Greenwich baseball

If the Greenwich-Stamford opening day game is any indication, we should be in for a heck of a season in FCIAC baseball.

One of the league favorites, Greenwich, played well behind pitcher Dylan Callahan, who pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout, but the Knights held their own and should be in the mix as the season progresses.

Stamford got a solid performance out of starter Luis Lopez and its potential success will be based on how well Lopez and whoever pitches behind him keep them in games.

Stamford coach Fred Kelley was effusive in his praise of Callahan.

“Dylan is smart,” Kelley said. “He saw our guys going after that high cheese and he just kept bringing it up a little higher. I have a lot of respect for Mike Mora and the Greenwich program. I don’t like losing any game but I can take it when it’s Mike because I think he is a first class act.”

Greenwich takes on Norwalk in a non-FCIAC game Thursday and will most likely send Casey Gaynor to the bump, giving us a look at, what Mike Mora called his 1A starter.

Stamford will try and rebound with non-league games against Trinity and Joel Barlow.

Scott Ericson