GREENWICH — The season is seven games old and the opposition has yet to solve the puzzle that is the Greenwich Cannons Senior American Legion team’s pitchers.

The Cannons entered Wednesday’s matchup against Darien/New Canaan’s 19-under squad having allowed just nine runs through their first six games. Well, that number became even more impressive Wednesday, as the Cannons pieced together another pitching gem.

Three pitchers combined to hold Darien/New Canaan’s lineup at bay and Greenwich received timely hitting in its 5-1 win at Greenwich High School.

With the Zone 4 victory, Greenwich raised its record to a perfect 7-0 and remained atop its Zone standings. Trystan Sarcone pitched two scoreless innings, Aaron Schur yielded one run in three innings of work and Colin Kelly didn’t allow a run in two innings to pace the Cannons on the mound.

Sarcone, a left-hander, who excelled on the Brunswick School baseball team this past spring, allowed two hits in the first inning, but worked his way out of trouble, before pitching a scoreless second inning.

“With the new pitching rules, we wanted to have some guys ready to go for the weekend, that’s why we had Trystan on a pitch count,” Cannons coach Mike Abate said. “We wanted to keep our guys on a pitch count to stay ready for the weekend.”

Outfielder Mark Sunoo went 3 for 3 with one RBI, while first baseman Kevin Woodring was 3 for 3 to help spark Greenwich’s lineup. Catcher Marco Pastore and shortstop Colin Kelly powered the Cannons’ attack as well. Pastore had three hits and two RBI, while Kelly had a pair of hits and one RBI.

Darien/New Canaan had an opportunity to take the lead in the top of the first inning after shortstop Patrick Diamond doubled and second baseman Matt Knight singled. But Sarcone registered two strikeouts in the inning and kept the game scoreless.

“We’ve struggled so far this year with runners on base, we’re working on it,” New Canaan/Darien coach Jason Schofield said. “The first inning, we had chances, but we didn’t take advantage of it.”

The Cannons, who pounded out 13 hits, 11 of which were singles, took a 1-0 first-inning lead. Woodring reached on an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error. With two outs, Pastore grounded a single to right field, scoring Woodring and giving Greenwich a 1-0 lead.

“Big two-out hitting today helped us,” said Pastore, who plays baseball at Springfield College. “Personally, the ball hasn’t been falling for me, so it was nice to get a hit in that situation.”

Darien/New Canaan right-hander Nick Walter pitched out of bases-loaded jam in the third inning, but the Cannons added two runs in the fourth inning. Sunoo singled through the left side, Anthony Ferraro was hit by a pitch and outfielder Erik Mini delivered a base hit through the right side, extending the Cannons’ advantage to 2-0. After Woodring singled, Kelly’s run-scoring single, made it 3-0.

The visitors scored their only run in the fifth inning on outfielder Max Gasvoda’s RBI single off Schur. Sunoo drove in a run with a single in the fifth inning, as the Cannons regained their three-run lead.

“I was in a two-strike hole a couple of times, but I shortened up and was able to get it between the third baseman and shortstop,” said Sunoo, who played on Greenwich’s High School’s baseball team. Our bats have to come alive. Our pitching and defense is there, so if we get our bats going, we’ll be really good.”

Walter pitched all six innings for Darien/New Canaan.

“He has been playing for me for three years now and he always gives us a good performance,” Schofield said. “He is always tough against the good teams and that’s why you put him out there against the better ones.”

Back-to-back doubles from Pastore and Kelly resulted in the Cannons’ final run in the sixth inning.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Marco Pastore, Greenwich. Pastore went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI and called a good game behind home plate.

EFFECTIVE ON THE MOUND

Kelly made his second pitching appearance and was strong in his two innings of relief.

“When Mike (Abate) gives me a chance I try to take advantage of it and pump strikes,” said Kelly, who plays at Union College. “We have a good defense, so I try to let them do the work behind me.”

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GREENWICH 5, DARIEN/NEW CANAAN 1

DARIEN/NEW CANAAN 000 010 0 — 1 7 2

GREENWICH 100 211 x — 5 13 0

Batteries: D/NC — Nick Walter (LP, 7 IP) and Andrew Knight; G — Trystan Sarcone (6 IP), Aaron Schur (WP, 3 IP), Colin Kelly (2 IP) and Marco Pastore; Doubles: D/NC — Andrew Knight, Patrick Diamond; G — Marco Pastore, Colin Kelly.

Records: Greenwich 7-0; Darien/New Canaan 1-5