BASEBALL Darien enters a historic season. Finding itself tossing the first pitch as FCIAC defending champions for the first time since 1982, Cord Fox, Casey Brown and Peter Marren captain the Wave. I think that our strength is in our hitting this year with a very powerful lineup. \u2014 Cord Fox \u201cI think that we definitely have some very strong returning starters from last year,\u201d said Fox. \u201cThey include Peter Marren, Casey Brown, Sean O'Malley, Justin Jordan, Jake Geddes, and myself.\u201d Darien loses stars, including 10 graduated seniors in all. Among them the Drake Brothers, Andrew Winsch, Mark Schmidt and Richard Brereton. \u201cWe did graduate a lot of seniors and that left a lot of positions open, but I think that creates a more competitive environment because kids are still fighting for positions,\u201d Fox said. \u201cAnd there will be a lot of changes to the lineup as some kids start to step up.\u201d Big hitters are Fox, Brown, O\u2019Malley, Marren. \u201cI would say that us four are the big power hitters,\u201d Fox said. \u201cJustin Jordan is also very consistent and gets on base a lot. Not as much power, but he is very fast.\u201d And like in the FCIAC final, again hitting is what\u2019s going to get it for DHS in a pinch. \u201cI think that our strength is in our hitting this year with a very powerful lineup,\u201d said Fox. \u201cDefensively we haven't really defined ourselves, but pitchers like Jake Geddes and Justin Jordan are very reliable on the mound, which is a big asset to the team.\u201d Schedule 4\/1 Fitch Away 12 p.m. 4\/4\u00a0New Fairfield Home 4:30 p.m. 4\/7\u00a0Norwich Free Academy Away 4:30 p.m. TBD 4\/8\u00a0Daniel Hand Away 2:30 p.m. 4\/10\u00a0Greenwich Away 1:00 p.m. 4\/12\u00a0Trumbull Home 4:00 p.m. 4\/13\u00a0Bridgeport Central Home 1:00 p.m. 4\/17\u00a0Trinity Catholic Away 4:00 p.m. 4\/19\u00a0Brien McMahon Home 4:00 p.m. 4\/21\u00a0Danbury Home 4:00 p.m. 4\/24 Stamford Away 4:00 p.m. 4\/26\u00a0Wilton Away 4:30 p.m. 4\/2 Ridgefield Home 4:00 p.m. 5\/1\u00a0Fairfield Warde Home 4:00 p.m. 5\/3\u00a0Fairfield Ludlowe Away 4:00 p.m. 5\/5\u00a0Staples Home 4:00 p.m. 5\/8\u00a0New Canaan Away 4:00 p.m. 5\/10\u00a0St. Joseph Away 4:00 p.m. 5\/11\u00a0Westhill Home 4:00 p.m. 5\/17\u00a0Norwalk Away Nathan Hale M.S. Upper 6:00 p.m.