Utica pitchers no-hit Parkhurst
GET BACK! — Utica Post second baseman tries to tag out Parkhurst Post baserunner Alex Liddy as Liddy dives back into second base during Tuesday’s District V American Legion baseball game at DeLutis Field. Liddy was safe on the play, but Utica went on to score a 9-0 victory in a game in which pitchers Wendell Wright and Nick Maldonado combined to throw a no-hitter. (Sentinel photo by Makenzi Enos)
The Parkhurst Post American Legion Baseball team of Oriskany was no-hit by Utica Post as starter Wendell Wright and reliever Nick Maldonado combined to hurl a shutout in a 9-0 win in a District V contest at DeLutis Field on Tuesday night.
Wright tossed the first five innings of no-hit ball and finished with eight strikeouts and no walks against his credit to grab the win.
Maldonado tossed the final two innings and finished with six strikeouts and no walks for the save and preserve the no-hitter.
Utica, which closed out its regular season at 10-5 in the league and are currently riding a four-game winning streak, saw Gary McConnell go 2-for-3 and drive in three RBIs, while Dan Priore went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored with an RBI, and Maldonado also drove in a run for the guests.
Parkhurst starter Zach Ciotti took the loss on the mound after allowing five runs through 4 1/3 innings of work.
Parkhurst, 5-9 in the league, wraps up its season on Thursday against visiting Fort Schuyler at DeLutis Field at 7 o’clock.
Love falls in season finale
In other District V action, Love Post of Boonville closed out its season with a 12-2 setback against host Helmuth-Ingalls Post of Clinton during a five-inning mercy-ruled shortened game.
Love, which ended its season 2-13 overall, ended their year with an eight-game losing streak.
Helmuth-Ingalls, No. 3 in the league standings at 10-4 overall, was paced at the dish by Joe Durante’s four RBIs as he finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored at the dis, while six other players drove in at least one run.
Ian Foxton also contributed by going a perfect 3-for-3 with three runs scored as Michael Wilson got the win on the mound.