High School Roundup Bruins race to baseball win
Brunswick’s baseball team scored 12 runs in the first two innings against FAA foe St. Luke’s and posted a decisive 13-2 road win on Monday in five innings.
The league-opening win gives Brunswick a 2-0 overall mark and a 1-0 record in league play.
Twenty-one batters stepped to the plate in the opening two innings, as the Bruins collected seven hits, drew four walks and were hit by a pitch three times and reached base on an error once.
Jake Hyde drove in the first run of the game with a single with the bases loaded in the opening inning. After Jack Matthews drew a bases-loaded walk, Luke Fisher drove in a pair of runs with a single to center. With a 4-0 lead an no outs, Marc McGuire followed with a single to load the bases, as Nick Giannuzzi’s ground-out scored Matthews from third base. Cole Mascolo capped the first-inning scoring with a two-run double to left, giving the Bruins a 7-0 lead.
After the hosts scored a run in the bottom of the first, Brunswick scored five runs in the second. A bases-loaded walk by Giannuzzi started the scoring for the Bruins. Mascolo cleared the bases with a three-run triple to right field, giving the Bruins an 11-1 lead. Brunswick added the final run of the frame on a two-out, first-and-third base double-steal.
Leading 12-1 in the fourth inning, Leo Socci’s bases-loaded walk capped the Brunswick scoring
Fisher had a 3-for-4 day including a triple and two RBI, as Mascolo went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple while collecting five RBI. McGuire chipped in with two singles and two runs, as Giannuzzi added two RBI.
Starting pitcher Joseph Henry (1-0) earned the win, tossing three-plus innings, while striking out six batters.
GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
The Cardinals swept visiting Westhill, 3-0, for their first win of the season.
Nick Bueti had nine kills, two aces and five service points, while Whit Courage added nine kills, 12 digs and three aces to pace Greenwich (1-4).
Chris Mark registered four kills in the winning effort. Kai Terzis had 19 digs to lead the Vikings.
GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
The Cardinals dropped a 6-3 decision to host Brien McMahon in an FCIAC matchup held on Monday.
A five-run third inning keyed the Senators’ victory. Cristian Perez hit a home run in the second inning for Greenwich (1-2). Relieving Ian Colalucci, Luke Thiebault threw 11/3 scoreless innings, while Zach Alza and Zach Karson each were solid in relief for GHS.
Jackson Blanchard had an RBI single, while Danny Perez and Stephen Bennett each had hits for the Cardinals.
“We had one bad inning,” GHS coach Mike Mora said. “Hopefully, we can rebound Wednesday against New Canaan.”
The Brunswick School crew team won the Tabor Cup for the third straight year by winning all of its races Saturday at Lake Quinsigamond in Massachusetts.
In two races (first varsity eight, second varsity eight) against Tabor Academy, the Bruins posted a 2-0 mark to win the Brunswick-Tabor Cup for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in eight years.
Brunswick’s first varsity eight boat placed first with a time of 4 minutes, 29 seconds. Shrewsbury placed second (4:41), followed by Tabor (4:42) and Farmington (4:43). The Bruins’ first varsity eight boat included Christopher Bass, Nick Dow, TJ Lewis, Daniel Augustine, Hank Michalik, Scott Gibbons, Ryan Connolly, Tommy Kimberlin and Matthew Pillari.
The Bruins’ second varsity eight boat registered a first-place finish in 4:45.2.
Shrewsbury was second (4:51), followed by Farmington (5:01), Tabor (5:05) and Cape Cod (5:24).
Brunswick’s second varsity eight boat featured Fran Miguens, Peter Kapp, Nikhil Jaiswal, Christian van den Born, Theo Evans, David Swigart, Harrison Azrak, Jack Hoeffel and Peter Sheldon.
The squad’s third varsity eight boat rowed to victory in 5:11.1. Shrewsbury was the runnerup (5:46.2). Sebastian Tchkotoua, Ben Packer, Parker Russell, Tommy Sandford, John Dunn, Nick Boer, Jamie Gibbons, Andrew Hock and Ashton Arjomand led the Bruins to the win.
Brunswick earned six victories on Saturday, while not losing a race against any of its foes on the waters off Indian Harbor Yacht Club.
The Bruins recorded 2-0 wins against Choate Rosemary Hall, Bishop Hendrickson, Barrington, Greenwich High School, Daniel Hand and Wellesley.