The Hornets picked up their 16th and 17th wins today in a doubleheader sweep of Crowley’s Ridge College. HSSU won 9-0 and 13-2 on the first day of a four game series.
The talk of the day came in the first game when junior pitcher Alec Hutt who threw the first no-hitter in program history since the 2008 season. Hutt went 7.0 innings while striking out 7 batters with the only baserunner for the Pioneers coming from a dropped third strike in the top of the 6th.
Game one, Harris-Stowe opened up the game with four runs on four hits in the top of the first inning.
Leobardo Saldivar Jr singled to shallow center field to bring Chase Goldwater and Cole Danielson home. Two batters later, Colton Anderson ripped one into deep left-center field to send Kenny Lara and Saldivar across the plate to take a 4-0 lead.
HSSU added four more runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to further extend their lead.
After loading the bases, Kenny Lara drew a walk to send PJ Roberts home. Saldivar then stepped up to the plate and doubled to deep left-center field and sent Goldwater and Danielson home. Colton Anderson drove in the final run of the inning when he hit a sacrifice fly to center field and brought Lara home.
The final Hornet run came in the bottom of the 3rd inning when Chase Goldwater singled through the hole at second base to score Tony Montano. It would be all the runs Harris-Stowe would need to take the 9-0 win.
Alex Hutt went 7.0 innings and threw a shutout game. Hutt now moves to 4-1 for the season and leads the team with 47 strikeouts.
In game two, HSSU showed no struggle in the second game, scoring 13 runs on 11 hits to get their 17th win of the season.
PJ Roberts scored the first run in the bottom of the 1st after a CRC error.
In the 2nd inning, Greg Carter singled to center field and brought Jared Corbett home. Roberts then grounded out to short and gave Carter enough time to score from third base. Cole Danielson drove in the final two runs of the inning when he doubled to dee right-center field and brought Brendan Claus and Eddie McDaniels across the plate.
The Hornets scored four more runs in the bottom of the 4th to extend their lead to 9-0.
After loading the bases, Chase Goldwater singled through the hole at shortstop to bring Brendan Claus home. Eddie McDaniels, Cole Danielson, and Goldwater would all make their way around the bases in the inning.
The Pioneers scored their first runs of the day in the top of the 5th inning. Nate Finney singled down the right field line to being Garrett Williams home. Eli Leonard would score later in the inning after a Hornet error.
Harris-Stowe tacked on four more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to secure their 13-2 win.
Tanner Disibio (SR/San Jose, CA) got the start for game two going 6.0 innings and striking out 6 batters. Nick Ferraro (SR/Kansas City, MO) came in as relief for the final inning and struck out two of the three batters he faced.
The Hornets will be back in action tomorrow when they play the final two games in the series against Crowley’s Ridge. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. at Car Shield Field.
Courtesy Harris Stowe State Sports Information