PrideTime Senior Editor
McMahon baseball is expected to be one of the better teams in both the school and FCIAC this upcoming season. Only losing two starters from last season's 10-9 record, the senators have nothing but high expectations.
The big problem for the Senators last season was consistency. They had huge wins over FCIAC powerhouses Staples (15-4) and Ridgefield (16-4) - however, they also gave up major losses to teams like Wilton (7-9) and New Canaan (7-9), which kept them out of the FCIAC playoffs. Coach John Cross blamed inexperience for the lack of consistency saying, “we were young last year which attributed to our lack of focus.”
His team definitely doesn't lack experience this time around. They are a senior led team with seven on the roster, as well as returning seven starters in the field and all of their pitching staff.
Two pitchers received All-FCIAC honors last season: Frankie Greco (All-West) and James Stefanowicz (2nd Team) who are both seniors. Another pitcher to watch is Max Pomponi who did a great job on the mound last season yet lacked consistency. Senior pitcher, Frankie Greco has high expectations for this upcoming season saying, “I think we have one of the best rotations in the FCIAC. Not many teams have three seniors they can always rely on when they take the bump.”
In the field, they lose catcher Anthony Socci (2nd team), yet they return sophomore catcher, Peter Meyerson who received 2nd team all FCIAC as a freshman. The other starter they need to replace is 1st baseman Chris Ehlers, but coach Cross has high praise for replacement Chris Clemens saying, “Chris Clemens could be an electrifying bat filling the first base void.” Other important players in the field with big expectations are Korey Morton, James Stefanowicz, and Shane Popkins.
Cross’ squad considers this season a revenge tour. Their eyes are on teams they lost to last year. Morton commented on the schedule saying, “we look forward to every team we lost to last season, we also are obviously excited for Norwalk high and also powerhouse Staples.”