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Sloppy Seventh Inning Sinks Norwalk Baseball

NORWALK, Conn. – For six innings, the Norwalk High baseball team fought toe-to-toe with Greenwich, the last unbeaten team in the conference. It all unraveled in the seventh, however, as the Bears committed three errors and Greenwich pounced for six runs to beat Norwalk, 9-3.

The mistake-filled ending washed out a stellar day at the plate by first baseman Rich Henderson and on the mound by Steve Curran. Henderson provided all of Norwalk’s offense, including a two-run bomb in the fourth that cleared the center field fence with plenty of room to spare. Henderson’s shot tied the game at 2-2 and an RBI single in the sixth knotted the game at 3-3.

Norwalk starter Curran sparkled for the first six frames, allowing just five hits. Greenwich’s four-through-nine hitters went a collective 2-for-16 until the seventh.

But Norwalk started booting the ball around, and the undefeated Cardinals smelled blood in the water. Greenwich plated three earned and three unearned runs, building a lead from which Norwalk could not recover.

The Bears jumped all over Greenwich starter Casey Gaynor’s fastball, but the balls put in play kept finding Cardinal gloves. Norwalk very well could have had four home runs on the day, but the deep dimensions of City Hall Field were not kind to the Bears all afternoon.

Norwalk (2-8) travels to Wilton on Wednesday for a 4:15 p.m. game.

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