Brunswick pitcher Joseph Henry shut down St. Luke’s with a no-hitter on Tuesday, as the Bruins sailed to a 15-0, five-inning, league win. Henry (2-0) whiffed a career-high 11 batters and lowered his season ERA to 0.656.
Henry opened the game hitting the first two batters he faced in the first inning, but the hurler settled down and punched-out the next three batters to halt the scoring threat.
Brunswick (6-1, 4-1 FAA) sent an eye-popping 18 batters to the plate in the first inning and scored 12 runs in the frame to put the game out of reach of the visitors. St. Luke’s pitchers hit five Brunswick batters, walked four others, as the Bruins smacked five singles and a pair of two-run doubles for the 12-0 lead.
Buffered by the 12-0 cushion, Henry struck-out the side in the top of the second.
In the bottom of the third, Brunswick added two more runs on RBI singles by Luke Fisher and Josh Feldman to extend the Bruins’ lead to 14-0.
Following Brunswick driving in the final run in the bottom of the fourth inning, Henry closed out the game in the top of the fifth with a trio of strike-outs.
In the shortened game due to the 10-run rule, the Bruins collected a dozen hits. Luke Fisher led the squad with a 3-for-3 day from the dish, adding a double with four RBI. Jack Mathews picked up a pair of hits, including a two-bagger and drove in three runs, while seven other Bruins added a hit, including Jake Hyde’s RBI double.
With the win, the Bruins clinch the home-and-home series against St. Luke's, as the Bruins posted a five-inning, 13-2 road win back on April 8. Brunswick continues an FAA slate this week, traveling to Hopkins on Wednesday, April 24, while hosting Rye CDS the following day.
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