Broadneck gets 1 hit, but wins, 3-2 Baseball BTC

April 20, 1993|By Tom Worgo | Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer

Northeast pitcher Chris Kelly no-hit No. 13 Broadneck last season and almost duplicated the feat yesterday, finishing with a one-hitter.

The difference? He lost this time.

The senior's throwing error and wildness helped the Bruins score three runs en route to a 3-2 win.

"He got himself into trouble with the error and the hit batsmen," Northeast coach Harry Lentz said of Kelly (1-1), who walked two and hit two batters along with seven strikeouts in six innings. "Other than that he pitched a real good game."

With one out in the bottom of the second, Broadneck's Matt Slater hit a ground ball back to Kelly, but the pitcher overthrew first. Scott Seyfferth singled and Adam Simonsen was hit by a pitch, loading the bases.

A walk to Yancey Quigley, the next batter, gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Broadneck added a second run on Sean Ryan's groundout to short.

The Bruins scored another run in the third to take a 3-0 advantage. Kelly opened the inning by hitting Dan Ford. Ford advanced to second on a wild pitch, and went to third on a sacrifice fly. He scored when Brian Zimmerman hit a grounder to short.

"This year we are finding a way when we don't get a lot of hits to score a run here and there," Broadneck coach Mark Stover said. "We are getting the pitching and defense. It's just a matter of hitting."

Northeast threatened in the top of the seventh, scoring a run to cut the lead to 3-1. But a one-out base-running blunder ended the comeback bid.

The rally started with a walk to James Wanner. A bloop single to right by Jeff Hagan put runners on first and second. Wayne Hudson's RBI double scored Wanner.

Ryan struck out the next batter, Ed Nalley, but when Hagan tried to score on a wild pitch, Bruins catcher Todd Bramble tagged him out in a rundown.

Hagan first attempted to come home, but retreated back to third when he realized he would have been tagged out. Ryan Herzberger then flied out to end the game.

Ryan, a 6-foot-5 junior right-hander, improved to 3-0 in going the distance. He allowed six hits and two walks.

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