Behind Justin Jordan\u2019s left arm and some timely hitting, the Darien Blue Wave baseball team defeated the Trumbull Eagles, 4-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Trumbull High School. \u201cJustin is one of the top players in the league and he pitched a great game today. He really shut us down,\u201d said Trumbull head coach Phil Pacelli about the Darien southpaw. Jordan allowed four hits, walked one and struck out nine in six shutout innings. \u201cI was throwing strikes letting my defense do the work. I\u2019ve really got to thank them,\u201d said Jordan. \u201cThis is our first game playing on grass this year so it\u2019s a little bit different than turf and they did a phenomenal job out there.\u201d Offensively, Jordan got the Blue Wave offense started in the third inning with a leadoff walk. Two batters later, after moving to second on a wild pitch, Jordan came in to score on a single down the left field line by Sean O\u2019Malley to give Darien a 1-0 lead. Darien (5-1 overall, 2-0 FCIAC) tacked on in the fourth as Trumbull (1-2, 0-1) had multiple defensive mistakes in the inning. With one out, Justin Van de Graaf reached on an error. Two batters later, Fin Batson also reached base on an error. A walk to Jordan loaded the bases with two outs. The next batter, Henry Williams hit a ground ball to third base and he was able to beat out the throw to first, which allowed Van de Graaf to come in to score. O\u2019Malley followed up with a walk to force in another run and put Darien on top 3-0. That would be the end of the day for Justin Nyarady (3.2IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 6BB, 2K). In his first varsity start he pitched well, despite not getting a lot of help from his defense. Stephen Ioli would come on to pitch and get a pop-up to himself to get out of the bases loaded jam. \u201cOur pitching has been very good. A couple of walks hurt us,\u201d said Pacelli. \u201cO\u2019Malley hit the one down the line that was a solid shot. Other than that they hit a couple ground balls that didn\u2019t leave the infield and we got a little bit unlucky there. He (Nyarady) had some nerves early in the game but he kind of overcame that a little bit.\u201d Darien added another run in the fifth inning. Harry Rayhill led off the inning with a walk. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mac McLean. After a fly out kept Rayhill at second, he came in to score on a single to left field by Arthur Xanthos. On the mound, Jordan allowed just three baserunners, all singles, through the first five innings. \u201cHe was staying low in the zone, that\u2019s really what it is. When he\u2019s up in the zone he gets hit. He was keeping the ball down. He was mixing pitches a bit. He was keeping them guessing,\u201d said Darien coach Mike Scott. \u201cThat low outside pitch that he throws is tough, coupled with the lefty and that ball tailing away from the righty. If he\u2019s living there, we are in good shape.\u201d In the sixth, Jordan ran into some trouble. After a leadoff walk, he struck out the next two batters. Chris Briganti then came up and drove a double down the left field line to put runners on second and third. Jordan was able to get out of the jam by getting a ground out to Williams at shortstop. \u201cPitching is one of our strengths and it\u2019s a bonus when we get our hits together and score some runs because we can really shut any team out with our pitching,\u201d said Jordan. \u201cLike coach says, play boring baseball. We didn\u2019t have any spectacular plays. Got our hits and won the game.\u201d In the seventh, Jackson Vaught came on in relief of Jordan and set Trumbull down in order to secure Darien\u2019s fifth straight victory. \u201cWe\u2019ve seen a lot of top pitchers so far. It\u2019s still cold out here. It\u2019s still early. We\u2019re not panicking,\u201d said Pacelli. Trumbull will return to the field on Thursday at Fairfield Prep at noon. \u201cThe pitching we are facing is not going to get much easier tomorrow,\u201d said Pacelli. The Blue Wave will be back in action on Friday at Bridgeport Central at 11 a.m. \u201cAnytime you beat a team like Trumbull who always puts a quality team on the field it\u2019s a good win,\u201d said Scott.