Greenwich High

Behind a strong pitching performance from Rose, Greenwich defeats Ludlowe

Senior right-hander Michael Rose allowed one hit in 6 1/3 innings of relief for the Greenwich baseball team in its 2-0 win against Fairfield Ludlowe on Saturday in Fairfield.

Rose relieved starting pitcher Carson Bylciw, a senior with two outs in the first inning.

“Carson started the game and had some tightness and we didn’t want to push him,” Greenwich coach Adrian Arango said. “He didn’t want to come out and we are hoping to have him back this coming week.”

Earning the win, Rose has not allowed a run in the last 13 innings he has pitched this season.

“I can’t say enough good things about him,” Arango said of Rose. “He has been phenomenal every time he has come in and he gets the job done. I’m very proud of him, he is such a good teammate. When he is on the bench, he is always cheering everyone on and is into the game.”

Greenwich scored one run in the top of the sixth inning and added a run in the seventh inning. In the sixth inning, senior Auggie Bancroft doubled and after advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt, scored on a sacrifice fly by junior Ryan Perez, giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.

The Cardinals added an insurance run in the seventh inning, which began with a single by senior Cage Lasley. Junior Tyler Cusimano went in to pinch run for Lasley and stole second. He went to third on a wild pitch and on a wild throw to third, scored, making it 2-0.

Sophomore William Meyers got the start for Ludlowe and was solid.

“Credit to their pitcher, he did a great job and our bats were light today,” Arango said. “But we were able to scratch out a couple of runs.”

With the win, the Cardinals raised their record to 12-3. They visit Norwalk on Monday at 6 p.m. and their ace, senior Miles Langhorne is scheduled to start. On Wednesday, Greenwich visits Fairfield Warde in a game that could be for first place in the FCIAC.

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