FREDERICK — Chris Glass hurled a no-hitter against Upper Montgomery Athletic Club yesterday in an 8-0 win to keep Carroll County alive in the 16-18 Babe Ruth Tournament at McCurdy Field.
"I really didn't think I'd be able to go the distance earlier, but things turned around and everything worked out well," Glass said.
The 16-18 Carroll Babe Ruth All Stars scored in each of the firstfour innings to take an 8-0 lead and eventually eliminate UMAC from the tournament.
Glass was in charge on the mound almost the entiregame, striking out 12 while walking only three.
"We played tight defense, and we all saw what Chris Glass did out there," said Carrollmanager Ralph Arnold. "The boys were patient, and we got some timelyhitting early."
Carroll will face Montgomery Village next in a losers' bracket game here tomorrow at 5 p.m.
"We're going to have Robby Myers pitching (Thursday), and he pitched pretty well for us Saturday (in a losing effort to Prince George's North)," Arnold said.
Carroll took a 1-0 lead in the first yesterday, as Gene Valentine tripled with one out and scored one out later on a wild pitch by UMAC pitcher Steve McNamara.
Carroll added another run in the top of the second when Steve Schulze was hit by a McNamara pitch to lead off theinning and scored on a two-out double by Glass.
Carroll scored two more in the third when Adam Klohr reached first on an error and scored on Joel Grinder's RBI double. He later scored on a groundout by Schulze to push the lead to 4-0.
Glass got himself into a little trouble in UMAC's half of the third by walking two batters with one out.
He just as quickly got himself out of trouble when UMAC leadoff hitter Brian Hagan lined a pitch right back to Glass, who snared it and doubled John Gamano at first.
"I had a little trouble throwing strikes in the third, walked a few, but that line drive helped me getout of it," Glass said.
"I pitched a few no-hitters in Little League but never in this league," he added.
Grinder's two-run single highlighted a four-run fourth inning, which put Carroll up, 8-0.
Valentine, Glass, and Grinder each had two hits for the winners.
In16-year-old Babe Ruth action Monday, Price George's I knocked off Carroll, 9-2, in a second-round winners' bracket game at McCurdy Field.
Trea McKee had four runs batted in, and J. R. Proctor recorded eight strikeouts in six innings to shut down the Carroll attack.
Theloss sends Carroll into the losers' bracket against Wednesday's Prince George's II-UMAC winner here tomorrow at 8 p.m.