FCIAC Top Performers for May 2-5

Monday, May 2

Michael Fanning, Staples Baseball

Fanning had two homers and drove in five runs as the Wreckers’ defeated Norwalk, 10-2. Fanning was 3-for-5 with three runs scored, and his home runs included a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Andrew Winsch, Darien Baseball

Winsch fired a complete game at the Wilton Warriors, as Darien won, 8-2. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five.

Anthony Ferraro, Greenwich Baseball

Ferraro struck out 13 batters in six and two-thirds innings and the Cardinals edged Stamford, 4-3, on Monday. Ferraro allowed two earned runs on three hits — all singles — to get the win.

Olivia Vadas, Warde Softball

Vadas struck out nine in seven innings to lead the Mustangs to a 7-2 win over New Canaan in a game between playoff contenders on Monday. Vadas allowed just two runs on five hits and three walks.

Gabby Perry, Staples Softball

Perry went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBIs as Staples defeated Norwalk, 9-8. Her two-run home run made it 9-6 in the top of the seventh, giving the Wreckers some extra cushion.

Tuesday, May 3

Chandler Kirby, Darien Girls Lacrosse

Kirby had a game-high six points on four goals and two assists as the Blue Wave rolled to a 16-6 win over Greenwich.

Rocco Romeo, Wilton Boys Lacrosse

Romeo dominated the faceoff X as the Warriors toppled the St. Joseph Cadets, 17-9, at home on Tuesday. Romeo won 25-of-26 faceoffs.

Colin Minicus, Darien Boys Lacrosse

Minicus had a hand in six Darien goals during a 17-5 rout of Staples. Minicus scored three goals and dished out three assists, as the Blue Wave remained perfect at 11-0.

Jenn Krupa, Stamford Girls Lacrosse

Krupa led the Knights with five goals as they topped the Westhill Vikings, 11-3, for the Stamford city championship. It was the second straight city title for Stamford, which led 6-0 at halftime.

Wednesday, May 4

Cord Fox, Darien Baseball

Fox went 2-for-2 with a home run to help the Blue Wave top Staples, 6-1, on Wednesday. He scored twice, drove in two runs, and was hit by a pitch as he reached base in all three plate appearances.

Jarde Himmel, Staples Boys Volleyball

Himmell racked up 23 kills to lead the offensive attack in Staples’ 3-2 win over Trumbull. The Wreckers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win, 23-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 15-12.

Gabby Natoli, Warde Softball

Natoli had a big game as the Mustangs posted their sixth straight win, 7-1 over Stamford. Natoli started and pitched five-plus innings, allowing just one run on two hits and two hits, while striking out four. At the plate, she drew three walks and scored twice.

Thursday, May 5

Peter Dearth, Ridgefield Boys Lacrosse

Dearth scored three goals and set up the game-winner in overtime, as the Tigers won a thriller against rival Wilton, 7-6, on Thursday. The winning play started when Dearth fired a pass to Schuyler Blair in front of Wilton net, and Blair scored 1:30 into OT. Both players were playing in their first game after being sidelined with injuries.

Jack Kniffin, Darien Boys Lacrosse

Kniffin had a hat trick and one assist as the Blue Wave rallied for an 8-7 win over St. Anthony’s of New York on Thursday at DHS. Darien erased a three-goal deficit in the fourth quarter, with Kniffin scoring to close the gap to 7-6 and then assisting on Kevin Findlay’s equalizer. All three of Kniffin’s goals came in the second half.

Campbell Armstrong, New Canaan Girls Lacrosse

Armstrong had a game-high five points as the Rams topped the Ludlowe Falcons, 13-10, at Taft Field. Armstrong scored four goals and assisted on another, while also leading New Canaan on draw controls.

Robert Olah, Trumbull Baseball

Olah had a home run and a double and drove in three runs in the Eagles’ 15-2 win over Central. Olah also walked and scored three times.

Tommy Benincaso, Norwalk Baseball

Benincaso was 2-for-3 with a home run in the Bears’ 6-5 win over the McMahon Senators on Thursday. His homer was a two-run shot that came with Norwalk trailing and closed the gap to two runs at 5-3. He later tied the game with an RBI single in the fifth inning.

Ryan Searles, Norwalk Baseball

Searles delivered a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the seventh, giving Norwalk a 6-5 victory over city rival McMahon.

Abbey Ivanovich, St. Joseph Girls Lacrosse

Ivanovich had a game-best seven points on three goals and four assists as the Cadets topped Westhill, 17-6, on Thursday.

Will Perry, Greenwich Boys Lacrosse

Perry collected an incredible 11 points as the Cardinals downed the Norwalk Bears, 13-5. He scored five goals and assisted on six others.

Tim McDonald, Ludlowe Boys Lacrosse

McDonald had a hat trick and one assist in the Falcons’ 9-7 victory over the Dabury Hatters on Thursday.

Colleen Bannon, Staples Girls Lacrosse

Bannon had 10 points in the Wreckers’ 17-9 win over Brien McMahon. She scored six goals and dished out four assists.

Eva Greco, Wilton Girls Lacrosse

Greco scored a game-best five goals as the Warriors topped Warde, 12-6.

Will Perry, Greenwich Boys Lacrosse. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo