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Greenwich baseball team edged by New Canaan in a pitcher’s duel; Cardinals softball squad defeated by New Canaan

Photo by Sue Healey: Greenwich pitcher Tommy Healey delivers a pitch during the Cardinals’ game against New Canaan.

Senior right-hander Tommy Healey pitched 6 1/3 impressive innings for Greenwich’s baseball team in a 2-0 loss to New Canaan in a game held on Thursday at Greenwich High School.

Healey struck out eight batters, walked just one and allowed six hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings for the Cardinals. New Canaan scored one run in the third inning, then added its second run in the top of the seventh inning.

For Greenwich, senior right fielder Ryan Perez, senior shortstop Tyler Cusimano, senior center fielder James Babb and sophomore first baseman John McHugh each had one hit.

Cusimano retired two batters in the seventh inning in relief of Healey. Sophomore third baseman Henry Silva had two hits and one RBI, while freshman first baseman Carter Heagle went 3 for 3 with an RBI for New Canaan (6-6).

The Rams were powered on the mound by senior Tristan Pearl. Pearl pitched a complete game four-hitter with seven strikeouts to earn the win. Greenwich (5-6) is in action again on Monday against visiting Darien.

Greenwich softball

New Canaan opened a nine-run lead after three innings in its 11-0 home win over Greenwich in a game played on Thursday.

The Rams scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second and added four more in the third inning. Their final two runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning, which ended the game.

Freshman Sophia Blois pitched a complete game for Greenwich, striking out two batters. The Cardinals, who were held without a hit in the game, visit Darien on Monday.

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