Greenwich rallies to top Ridgefield, 2-1, in nine innings

Held scoreless for eight and two-thirds innings, Greenwich put together a two-run rally to edge the Ridgefield High baseball team, 2-1, on Friday in Greenwich.

The loss was just the second this season for the Tigers, who are now 6-2 overall.

Ridgefield got a superb pitching effort from Jake Artzt. The senior right-hander kept Greenwich scoreless through the first eight innings, allowing only one hit.

But the Tigers were also unable to get a run home through the first eight innings, and the game remained 0-0 going into the top of the ninth.

Ridgefield finally broke through, with pinch-runner Matt Restivo scoring to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Artzt retired the first two Greenwich batters in the bottom of the ninth before allowing a single and departing in favor of reliever Pete Columbia. The Cardinals then got a double to tie the game and a single to win it, 2-1.

Alex Price went 4-for-4 for Ridgefield. Nick Cullinan added two hits, while Quinn McDonald, Nick Hanna, and Columbia had one hit apiece and Ben Cohen reached base on a pair of walks. All nine of Ridgefield's hits were singles.

Notes: Over his last two starts, Artzt has allowed one run and three hits in 15 and two-thirds innings.

Ridgefield played error-free baseball to back Artzt in Friday's game.