TRI-CITY PITCHES COMBINED NO-HITTER

History was made Tuesday night, as Tri-City pitched their third no-hitter in franchise history. Read more about that and every other game that took place with a quick recap:

The Tri-City ValleyCats combined to toss a no-hitter in their 3-0 victory over the Sussex County Miners. This is the third no-hitter in the 20-year history of the Tri-City franchise, and the second overall in the young 2021 Frontier League season (after Michael Austin tossed a no-hitter for the Southern Illinois Miners last week). Parker Kelly started the game and allowed only two baserunners while striking out three over six innings of work. Francisco Jimenez followed with four consecutive strikeouts in his two innings pitched, and Trey Cochran-Gill retired the side in order to earn his third save of the season. Offensively, Juan Silverio got the ValleyCats on the board with an RBI double in the third inning. New acquisition Nelson Molina then launched a solo home run in the sixth inning. Silverio plated one more in the seventh with a sacrifice fly, and the game finished 3-0.

The Lake Erie Crushers defeated Équipe Québec 3-1 for their third win in a row. Zack Gray singled a run home in the second inning to begin the scoring for the Crushers. Québec tied the game in the fourth, after Ruben Castro doubled home a run. In the seventh, Lake Erie took the lead back for good, as Brody Wofford connected on a two-run single to give the Crushers a 3-1 lead. Ryan Feierabend pitched five innings for the Crushers, allowed the one run, and gave up four hits but took the no-decision. Aaron Glickstein pitched two scoreless innings in relief and took the win, while JT Perez earned the save.

The Florence Y’alls rode a strong pitching performance to a 7-2 win over the Washington Wild Things. Trevor Craport doubled in a run for the Y’alls in the first inning, and Jackson Pritchard drove in one more in the fourth. Will Baker made it 3-0 in the sixth with a bunt that scored Craport. Then, in the bottom of the seventh, the Wild Things got two runs on two triples by Hector Roa and Andrew Sohn to make it 3-2 after seven. In the ninth, Florence scored five runs after RBI hits from Taylor Bryant, Luis Pintor, Chad Sedio, and Trevor Craport to make the final score 7-2. Jonaiker Villalobos got the win in 6.1 innings pitched, allowing four hits and walking just one.

The Schaumburg Boomers won comfortably over the Windy City ThunderBolts 12-3. In the first, the Boomers scored on RBI singles from Angelo Gumbs, Luke Becker, and Clint Hardy, but the ThunderBolts got two back with bases loaded walks to Jairus Richards and Rob Calabrese. In the second, Schaumburg opened the game up with a Quincy Nieporte two-run home run and a Clint Hardy sacrifice fly. Matt Bottcher would hit an RBI double in the fourth, and Hardy added a two-run homer to make it 10-2. Windy City added one in the seventh on Rob Calabrese’s sacrifice fly, but the Boomers scored two more in the bottom half and won the game 12-3. Orlando Rodriguez earned the win for Schaumburg, tossing 5.1 innings and allowing two runs.

The Evansville Otters edged out the Joliet Slammers for a 3-2 victory. Evansville’s Miles Gordon plated the first run on a groundout in the top of third to put the Otters up 1-0. Andy DeJesus followed with a single, and J.R. Davis also hit an RBI single, making it 3-0 Otters after three innings. Joliet managed to score two in the sixth on a wild pitch and a Jackson Dvorak single which made it 3-2. The game would finish that way, as Evansville’s bullpen would shut the door on Joliet. Tim Holdgrafer earned the win for the Otters, pitching 5.1 innings and giving up just the two runs, while striking out five.

The New Jersey Jackals defeated the New York Boulders 6-3. Russ Olive hit an RBI double in the first to get the Jackals started, and Jason Agresti followed with an RBI single that plated two. New York was able to respond with a Brandon Bingel RBI single driving in a run in the second, but Todd Isaacs singled home a run in the bottom half making it 4-1. Each team plated two in the sixth inning. Bingel doubled home a run and Gian Martellini singled him home for the Boulders in the top half. In the home half, Justin Wylie scored on a wild pitch, and Todd Isaacs brought a run home with a sacrifice fly for New Jersey’s final run. Angelo Baez earned the win for the Jackals, giving up three runs in five innings of work.

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