NORWALK — As a former catcher with the Brien McMahon baseball team, Steve Buckett has always taken a keen interest in the players who followed at that position, even while he was an assistant coach at Stamford.
So before a game in 2018, he asked John Cross, then McMahon’s head coach, about a freshman the Senators had behind the plate. The player’s name was Pete Meyerson.
“Just the way he was receiving the ball in between innings caught my attention,” Buckett said. “Later in the game, he had a 3-0 count on him and we’re thinking bottom-of-the-order guy, 3-0 count, he’s a freshman… well, John gave him a green light and he hit it over the left-field fence at Stamford High.”