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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP Cardinals snap three-game slide

May 4, 2019

Greenwich needs to end the season with flurry to qualify for the state baseball tournament and it took a step in the right direction on Friday.

The Cardinals snapped a three-game losing skid, upending host Wilton, 14-4, in an FCIAC game. GHS (4-11), scored two runs in the first inning, three in the second, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and three runs apiece in the sixth and seventh innings.

“Our team swung the bat well and we did not make an error, which is what you like to see,” Greenwich coach Mike Mora said. “We need to put some wins together here late in the season and this was a good start.”

Senior infielder Stephen Bennett went 2 for 5 with an RBI and senior Sean Pratley had two hits for the victors. Jackson Blanchard, a senior, was 2 for 5 with an RBI and junior Hunter Gruenstrass added two hits for the Cardinals.

Mike Genaro, a junior shortstop, went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to power the Cards’ lineup. Henry Jonokuchi, a junior, had a hit and drew four walks, while Danny Perez had an RBI single in the winning effort. Ian Colalucci, a senior, struck out three batters in six innings to pick up the win.

Luc Thiebeault closed out the game with a scoreless seventh inning. Greenwich hosts Bridgeport Central on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

GREENWICH HIGH BOYS TENNIS

The Greenwich High School boys tennis team won its third straight match, sweeping visiting Fairfield Warde, 7-0, in an FCIAC matchup held on Thursday.

The Cardinals, who raised their record to 11-3, won six of the seven matches in straight sets. At first singles, sophomore Matthew Luzzi of Greenwich posted a 6-1, 7-5 win over Emilio Montejo. Junior Matthew Tamis was a 6-2, 6-0 winner against Warde’s Jacob Patterson at the No. 2 singles spot.

Third singles saw Cardinals senior Alican Beba defeat Dustin Brown, 6-1, 6-0. Stefan Brovig, a junior, recorded a 6-2, 6-1 triumph against Jack Sforza at the fourth singles spot.

The Cardinals’ senior duo of Nick Liu and Hayden Witmer were victorious against Jake Manley/Jack Davis at the No. 1 doubles postion, 6-4, 5-7, 10-5. In the No. 2 doubles match, seniors Boris Ardemasov/Derek Wang of GHS beat Rob Pavoni and Noah Gruder, 6-3, 6-1. Luke Muse, a senior, and junior Pietro De Ferrari, teamed up for a 6-2, 6-2 victory at fourth doubles.

Up next for Greenwich is a home match against Danbury on Monday at 3:30 p.m.