High School Sports

Montes throws no-hitter for St. Joe’s

From CDT Staff reports

Jose Montes made history for St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy on Wednesday afternoon.

Montes pitched a no-hitter in a 15-0 victory over Glendale, capping a doubleheader sweep and closing the regular season for the Wolves.

St. Joe’s took the opening game 11-1.

Montes struck out four and walked two in the victory, inducing a fly ball for the final out.

“Monty was effective and consistent throwing strikes,” said St. Joe’s head coach Greg Herman. “He threw 63 percent strikes and was locating his pitches well by keeping everything down in the strike zone.”

The Wolves (9-8) struck for 13 runs in the first three innings to take control of the game, highlighted by a two-run double from Justin Beck and a three-run home run for Bryce Herman. Trevor Bulick added to the effort with three hits and three RBIs.

St. Joseph’s also jumped to an early lead in the opening game, driven by a 2 for 2 day at the plate with a double from Jake Mangene. Mikey Kresovich and Dykan Broderick each had RBI singles.

Nate Mellott had his own sparkling day on the mound, tossing a two-hitter. He walked four, struck out two and did not give up an earned run.