The Clarence Mounties came just 2/3 innings shy of making Centre County Baseball League history with a second no-hitter in the same season on Wednesday in a 6-1 win over Spring Mills.
The Mounties, who began the season with a no-hitter from Ryan MacNamara, had a no-hit bid from Cody Klinger broken up by Braves slugger Mike Vogt in the top of the seventh inning. Vogt was the lone Brave hitter who touched Klinger’s arsenal on the night when he stepped to the plate and drilled a 1-2 pitch over the fence for the Braves’ lone run.
Meanwhile, the Mounties (5-0) did enough in the early innings to back up a strong performance from Klinger who struck out eight and walked two on the night. Klinger worked five straight innings in which he sat three Spring Mills hitters down in order.
MacNamara got Clarence started with a two-run homer off Jordan Brennan in the first. Jeff Koleno, Derek Jabco and MacNamara and Mike Lutz added RBIs in the second for Clarence to cap the Mounties’ scoring.
Hawks sting Bees
Scott Zuback’s two-run double highlighted a four-run fourth inning as Howard broke open a tight game for an 8-2 triumph over Blanchard.
Bones Fisher added an RBI single as the Hawks (5-1) extended a one-run lead to 6-1. Dan Cole belted a two-run homer an inning later to push the margin to 8-1.
Zuback had three hits to pace Howard’s 10-hit attack. Cole and Fisher added two each. Tyler Sunday went five innings to earn the win. Dylan Kerstetter had two singles for the Bees.