baseball Bears blank Enfield
NORWALK — McMahon pitcher James Stefanowicz prefers pitching to contact and letting his defense get outs behind him.
Having a five-run lead after one inning helps that philosophy, but even if McMahon had only scored once, Stefanowicz would have been just fine.
The right-hander tossed a shutout, striking out four and giving up just two hits as McMahon defeated CCC team Enfield 8-0 on Thursday afternoon.
“I thought my changeup was good today and my four-seam is always pretty good, as well. I was happy with all my pitches all around,” Stefanowicz said. “I pitch to contact and (center fielder Korey Morton) is one of the fastest guys out there and it’s nice to have him. (The defense) is awesome. I can’t ask for anyone better out there.”
Morton tracked down several balls that seemed destined for the gap, using the speed that helped him win the 55-yard dash at the FCIAC indoor track meet.
The junior also had two hits including a two-run home run to deep center field in the sixth.
The Senators scored five runs in the bottom of the first, capped by a three-run home run by Cooper Grillo to left field.
McMahon also got a solo homer to left from sophomore catcher Peter Meyerson in the fifth.
Meyerson also had a two-run double in the first inning.
After the five-run first, Enfield stayed in the game but couldn’t come up with a hit the two times runners reached second base in the fifth and sixth innings.
“(McMahon) did a good job with timely hitting and they capitalized in that first inning,” Enfield coach Jay Gaucher said. “Their pitcher didn’t put anybody on and the few times we got a chance to get a guy on, we just didn’t swing the bats well today.”
PLAYER OF THE GAME
James Stefanowicz, McMahon. Stefanowicz was on point all game, pitching a 1-2-3 seventh inning to close it out.
“James (Stefanowicz) did a good job, we had a few guys hit balls out of here and we got up early with five runs in the first, which is always nice,” McMahon coach John Cross said. “I thought Enfield swung the bats well. It was nice having Korey (Morton) out there because he can run the ball down. He covers so much ground.”
MCMAHON 8, ENFIELD 0
ENFIELD 000 000 0—0 3 2
MCMAHON 500 012 X—8 8 1
Records: M—4-2; E—2-1
Batteries: E—Jake Timme (L), Christian Pasani (6) and Matt Falk; M—James Stefanowicz (W) and Peter Meyerson