Baseball: Cadets halt Greenwich's FCIAC win streak

In a match-up against two of the premier high school baseball teams in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, it was St. Joseph that was able to put four runs on the board and beat visiting Greenwich, 4-0, yesterday afternoon.

“We made mistakes and they capitalized,” Greenwich High coach Mike Mora said. “They didn’t make any mistakes. With two good pitchers on the mound, that’s what is going to happen. It was a good game, but when we gave them the two runs at the end, it make it hard for us to score four, five runs when you can’t really bunt or steal. Give their pitcher credit.”

The Cadets were able to push a runner home in the third and fourth innings and iced the game by capitalizing on a key Greenwich error to start a two-run, two-out rally. With the loss, Greenwich saw its 26-game FCIAC regular-season win streak come to an end, a streak that was started two seasons ago.

“Mike does a great job with his team and he always has them prepared,” St. Joseph head coach Jim Chaves said. “They are very disciplined and they’ve had a great run. That’s 26 FCIAC  games in a row. They are a good program and we respect them, but we think we are a pretty good program ourselves.”

St. Joseph's Stanley Wolpiuk outdueled Ryan Marks of Greenwich to earn the victory on the mound.

For the full game story, check out next week's Times.