Efforts by Beech Creek hitters against State College American Legion pitcher Kenny Craig were futile on Monday.
Craig threw a no-hitter to lead State College to a 2-0 win, coming out on top of Beech Creek starter Chuck Prost, who was nearly equally impressive.
Craig was backed by a timely offense led by Ryan Karstetter’s RBI singles in the first and third innings before Prost retired the final 13 State College hitters in order.
But Craig was unhittable.
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He worked curveballs in with change ups and fast balls and ran into his only trouble in the second inning. Then, he issued a walk followed by a fielder’s choice and hit a batter to load the bases. Craig followed with a strikeout and got help from his defense, which turned an inning-ending double play to bail him out.
Craig retired the final 10 batters he faced and 17 of the last 18 to seal his no-hitter.