STAMFORD - Stamford first baseman Chris Clemmenson could teach a beginner class on how to get runs home.

In the second inning, Clemmenson grounded out to the right side of the infield, scoring a runner form third base.

In the sixth inning with the bases loaded, the left-handed batting Clemmenson hit the ball the other way, driving it over the left-fielder’s head for a two-run double, padding the Black Knights lead.

It turns out both textbook plays were all the runs Stamford would need as the Black Knights defeated New Canaan 4-0 in Stamford Monday afternoon.

Though both plays scored runs, Clemmenson said the double felt a little better.

“It was big,” Clemmenson said. “It was good to get this win today. It was exciting.”

Clemmenson was making his first varsity start after recovering from an injury suffered during hockey season.

Stamford coach Rit Lacomis said the Black Knights have been waiting for a big hit all season and finally got one.

“We have been waiting all season for somebody to pounce on an opportunity to put us ahead,” Lacomis said. “Chris is a kid who works hard and won a championship in hockey and is used to winning. He hasn’t played yet this year and he got his opportunity and hit the ball hard every time up.”

As it turned out, Stamford would not need more than the first run as junior Brad Papp pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits while striking out six and walking none.

Papp faced just 22 batters, one over the minimum as two of the Rams to get on were cut down on the bases.

Papp was throwing strikes all afternoon but once he began locating his curveball and slider, from the fourth inning on, he was in complete command.

New Canaan was able to make hard contact at times but the balls were hit right at Stamford defenders.

Rams coach Mitch Hoffman said it is tough when everybody in the lineup is struggling at the same time.

“We are all slumping at the same time,” Hoffman said. “Matty Burger stung two balls today, Thomas Reynolds hits a ball off the pitcher and they still make a play. That’s tough when you are all slumping at the same time. It doesn’t mean you aren’t hitting the ball hard, it is just not falling. We need a couple of these duck snorts to fall in and we will figure it out.”

In the second, Clemmenson brought home Ruben Rodriguez who had walked leading off the inning.

In the sixth, Clemmenson plated Rodriguez and Mark Serricchio with his double to left and Aaron D’Annolfo brought home Nico Kydes with a single.

Scott.Ericson@scni.com; @EricsonSports

STAMFORD 4, NEW CANAAN 0

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Records: NC 1-3; S 2-1

Batteries: S - Brad Papp (W) and Nico Kydes. NC - Jack Havard (L), Thomas Diamond (6) and Matt Burger

Highlights: S - Papp 6 Ks; Chris Clemmenson double, 3 RBI; Ruben Rodriguez 2 runs, stolen base.