Greenwich High

Greenwich baseball team doubles up McMahon, 10-5, improves to 4-1

Pounding out 10 hits and receiving solid pitching the Greenwich baseball team topped host Brien McMahon, 10-5, Thursday in an FCIAC matchup in Norwalk.

With the win, Greenwich ran its record to 4-1. Senior left-hander Carson Bylciw got the start for Greenwich and pitched four effective innings. He allowed just one hit, while registering seven strikeouts.

“It was his first start of the year and he pitched very well,” Cardinals coach Adrian Arango said. “We kept him at four innings because of the weather and he gave us a great start.”

Junior Tommy Healey pitched one inning of relief for the Cardinals and allowed one earned run. The Senators scored three unearned runs in the fifth inning several Greenwich errors and cut an 8-0 deficit to 8-4. Senior Miles Langhorne made his first appearance of the season on the mound for the Cards and struck out four batters in 1 2/3 innings to close out the game.

“It’s good to get him back out there on the mound,” Arango said of Langhorne. “He did a great job.”

Greenwich received a balanced hitting attack. The Cardinals scored three runs in the second and third innings, one run in the fourth and fifth innings and two runs in the sixth. Jack Zola, a senior catcher, had a memorable first varsity hit. Zola hit a three-run home run for the first hit of his varsity career for Greenwich. He had two hits, three RBI and two runs scored.

Langhorne delivered a two-run double in his first at-bat of the season, while leadoff hitter James Babb went 2 for 4 with two RBI. Junior Ryan Perez had two hits and an RBI and cleanup hitter Cage Lasley (senior) was 2 for 4 with two runs scored in the winning effort. The Cardinals are averaging more than six runs per game through so far this spring. Junior Matt Claps had two hits for McMahon.

“We are establishing ourselves as a patient team that takes what comes to us,” Arango said. “McMahon showed a lot of fight and they did a good job of staying in that game and coming back.”

Greenwich is back in action on Monday against visiting St. Joseph. They travel to Wilton on Wednesday and then host Westhill next Friday.

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