Rome’s Blair brothers combine for no-hitter
Rome Catholic School’s brothers Josh and Caleb Blair together pitched a no-hitter to open up the Redwings’ season with a 3-0 shutout victory over Morrisville-Eaton on the road on Tuesday.
Josh Blair started on the mound and claimed the winning decision while throwing the first four innings before Caleb relieved him for the final three innings as the duo combined for 15 strikeouts.
The brothers also had two hits apiece for the Redwings with each driving in a run. Caleb Blair also scored a run as well, as did Brian Campbell and Mark Lagasse.
As RCS’s No. 2 starter last season, Josh Blair went 3-0 on the mound with a 1.81 ERA and struck out 53 batters in 27 innings pitched.
Alec Diavle took the pitching loss for Morrisville-Eaton.
The Redwings will hit the field again on Thursday against visiting Poland at 4:30 p.m.
Camden crushes Carthage
In other baseball action, the Camden Blue Devils exploded with 14 hits to rout host Carthage, 16-3, in a non-league matchup.
The Blue Devils began to heat up in the third inning and plated six runs on five hits and three walks then drove in eight runs in the fourth inning to seal Carthage’s fate.
Jake Come, James Matthews and Ryan McCarthy each had three hits for Camden as Come, Sam Platt and Marcus Chestnut each added on a double.
Matthews recorded the win on the bump, allowing one earned run in four innings. Come allowed no earned runs in two innings of relief and Cody Sullivan threw a shutout seventh inning.
The Blue Devils will play their next game against Horseheads on Monday in the five-day Mingo Bay Classic Tournament at Myrtle Beach, S.C.