Using a two-run second inning and four-run third inning, the Greenwich baseball team downed Danbury, 6-3, on Senior Day at Greenwich High School.
Junior Ryan Perez hit two doubles, junior Justin Zych went 3 for 3 with an RBI and senior Felipe Echeto had one hit and two RBI to pace the Cardinals (10-3). Senior Cage Lasley also had a hit and drove in two runs in the winning effort.
Sophomore right-hander Nathan Jones got the start and earned the win for the Cardinals. Jones pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out six batters, while walking just one. Greenwich paid tribute to its 14 seniors on its Senior Day.
“I’m so proud of the seniors and I’m so happy I could get them all in the game today,” GHS coach Adrian Arango said. “It was a great way to honor the 14 guys today. They have meant so much to the program with their hard work and dedication. After missing their junior season, they dedicated themselves to making sure we could be successful this season. They have been leaders and have played major roles in getting us off to a great start.”
Up next for Greenwich is a home game against Bridgeport Central on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Cardinals then travel to Norwalk on Monday for a 6 p.m. game. They will visit Fairfield Warde Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Greenwich lost a tough 9-7 game to host Danbury on Wednesday. Trailing 7-6, the Hatters scored three runs in the seventh inning to earn the win.
Greenwich led 2-0 after the first inning and held a 7-6 lead heading into the seventh inning. Senior catcher Olivia McClammy went 2 for 4 with a home run and one RBI for the Cardinals. Senior Chloe Smith was 2 for 3 with a homer and an RBI. Ciarra Castro homered and drove in three runs for Greenwich.
Senior pitcher Kayla Darling allowed six hits in a complete game effort for the Cardinals. Greenwich had nine hits for the game. The Cardinals host Norwalk Monday at 4:30 p.m.