Greenwich High

Key hits, strong pitching leads Greenwich baseball team past New Canaan; Cardinals softball squad defeated at home by Rams

Greenwich High School’s baseball team got on the winning track, using a workmanlike pitching performance from Troy Goodwin and clutch hitting to earn a 7-5 comeback road win over New Canaan on Friday.

The Cardinals scored one run in the first inning and added a run in the second inning, while the Rams scored twice in the opening inning and plated a run in the second to take a 3-2 lead. Greenwich took a 4-3 advantage with a two-run fourth inning, then added a pair of runs in the sixth inning to go ahead, 7-3.

Goodwin, a junior right-hander, pitched six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits, while striking out nine batters.

“Troy was fantastic today,” Greenwich coach Adrian Arango said. “He is a real throwback on the mound. He went the max amount of pitches and he never wants to come out no matter the circumstance, he is a great competitor and he helped give us a much-needed win.”

The victory snapped Greenwich’s five-game losing streak and was its second win of the season. Senior left fielder Owen Lanzarone had two hits with one run scored, while senior Nathan Jones went 2 for 3 with one RBI and a walk to pace the Cardinals’ lineup.

Cody Baker, a junior catcher, doubled and had three RBIs for the Cardinals, who received one hit and one RBI from junior first baseman Tommy Passamano.

TJ Messina, a senior, walked twice and scored two runs, while junior John McHugh had one hit and walked once for the victors.

“New Canaan has one of the top offenses in the league and he did a great job of pitching himself out of tough spots against their better hitters,” Arango said.

“This was a great team effort for us with our backs against the wall,” Arango continued. “I am proud of the boys for sticking together and putting together a complete game against a very good team.”

McHugh, who started at third base, struck out two batters in one inning of relief to pick up the save.

“There is no give up on this team no matter our record, our practices have been really good and spirited and the boys know when we put it all together, we can be a dangerous team to contend with,” Arango noted.

Greenwich (2-9, 2-5 FCIAC) visits New Canaan on Monday at 4:30 p.m.


New Canaan used a 14-hit attack to defeat host Greenwich, 15-4, in an FCIAC game, held on Friday.

Junior tri-captain Megan Geiger had two RBIs for the Cardinals. Mia Gangi, a junior captain, went 1 for 3, while teammate Cameron Clark, a sophomore, had one hit for Greenwich.

Sophomores Cameron Clark and Sophia Blois shared the pitching duties for the Cardinals, who are in action again on Monday at 4 p.m. against Darien.

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