Summer Sports

Greenwich Cannons Senior American Legion baseball team off to a 10-2 start

Jake Mondschein delivers a pitch during Greenwich’s game vs. Danbury on July 7 at Julian Curtiss School.

Riding a nine-game winning streak, the Greenwich Cannons Senior American Legion team is atop the Western Division of the Zone 4 19-under standings with an impressive record of 10-2.

Trailing 3-1 in the fourth inning of their game against the Danbury Westerners on Tuesday evening, the Cannons’ bid for a 10th straight win was put on hold, as inclement weather forced the matchup to be suspended in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Heavy rain and wind began with Greenwich batting in the bottom of the fourth inning and outfielder Ben Nash on first base with two outs. The Cannons play Danbury again today at Rogers Park in Danbury at 5:30 p.m. They will then host the Danbury Westerners on Thursday at Julian Curtiss.

On Saturday, the Cannons will visit Westport at Staples High School for a 10 a.m. game. Greenwich’s recent wins include a 14-4 victory against Bethel on Monday and a 2-1 triumph against Ridgefield on June 30. In Tuesday’s suspended game, which may be completed today up in Danbury, Greenwich took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, before the Westerners scored three runs in the third inning.

Nash’s single to center field scored Tyler Cusimano, who was hit by a pitch, for the Cannons’ run in the first inning. For the Cannons, left-hander Jake Mondschein, a 2020 Greenwich High School graduate, received the start on the mound.

Greenwich’s Ben Nash leads off first base, after hitting an RBI single for against Danbury.

The Greenwich Senior American Legion’s roster includes Cusimano (outfielder), Nash (outfielder), Hunter Gruenstrass (he started at designated hitter on Tuesday), Christian Mingione (shortstop), Riley Redahan (third baseman), Jack Zola (outfielder), Cage Lasley (first baseman), Felipe Echeto (catcher), Auggie Bancroft (second baseman), Mondschein, Tommy Healey (pitcher), Marc Thibeault (outfielder), Carson Bylciw (pitcher), John McGrath (pitcher), Justin Zych (third baseman) and Nathan Jones (pitcher).

Most of the Cannons’ players were members of the Greenwich High School baseball team that advanced to the FCIAC Tournament finals and the CIAC Class LL Tournament semifinals this past spring.

In Zone 4, Danbury is right behind Greenwich in the Western Division standings with a record of 10-3, followed by Stamford (9-3).

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