Pitching and defense has paced Greenwich High’s baseball team to victories in each of its three wins to start the season.
Senior Jake Prieto allowed just one hit in six innings and senior Aidan Rosario smashed a two-run home run in Greenwich’s 4-2 win over New Canaan today in an FCIAC matchup held at Mead Park in New Canaan.
“Pitching and defense has been key so far for us,” GHS coach Adrian Arango said. “It has helped us stay in these games and do just enough offensively to break through late in games to win.”
In his first varsity start, Prieto allowed two runs on one hit and six innings, while striking out five batters. Vinny Pavonetti, also a senior, posted two strikeouts in the seventh inning to close out the game. It was also his first varsity action on the mound for the Cardinals (3-0).
Greenwich scored one run in the second inning and three runs in the fifth inning. The Cards took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, before the Rams went ahead 2-1, in the bottom half of the inning. Senior right fielder Ryan Perez went 2 for 3, including an RBI triple that tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning.
Rosario, a left fielder, hit his first varsity home run in the fifth inning, giving the Cardinals the lead for good at 4-2. Senior shortstop Tyler Cusimano had one hit and one RBI, catcher Michael Bocchino, a junior, was 3 for 4, senior second baseman Nathan Jones went 2 for 3 and senior center fielder James Babb had a hit for Greenwich, which visits Brien McMahon on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.