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Brown no-hits Gaels

April 26, 2001

Brown no-hits Gaels



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent
No. 6 Martinsburg 17

St. Maria Goretti 0

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Brown and Twigg. Carter, Adenhart (5), Herman (6), Szallay (6) and Staubs. WP-Brown (4-1). LP-Carter (1-2).



There was a no-hitter pitched at Municipal Stadium on Wednesday night, but it was not by the Hagerstown Suns.

Senior pitcher Josh Brown struck out 12 in his no-no as No. 6 Martinsburg cruised to a 17-0 win over St. Maria Goretti.

"I just wanted to throw strikes and let the defense do the work," said. "I just wanted to change speeds on my pitches and locate my pitches good. I didn't want to make any dumb mistakes.

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"I wasn't worried about the no-hitter. I just wanted to win the game. I felt good about myself. I felt that all of my pitches were on tonight."

Brown was grateful for all of the help that he got from his teammates.

"Our offense has been real hot lately," Brown added. "We have scored about 50 runs in our last three games. I got a lot of good team support. My teammates always keep me on my toes."

Brown controlled Goretti (4-8) early and often by retiring nine of the first ten batters.

"Obviously, I am pleased with his performance," Martinsburg coach Dennis Etherington said. "But I am also pleased that he got the work that he needed to get in to get stronger. He got the fastball over and he got the curveball over when necessary. He kept them off-balanced and that is what it is all about."

Trey Arvon led Martinsburg (14-4) with three hits and two stolen bases. Arvon also scored three runs and added two RBI.

Arvon made things happen with his baserunning. His first stolen base eventually helped him to score the first run of the game in the top of the third inning. His second stolen base ignited a six-run rally in the fifth that helped the Bulldogs increase their advantage to 9-0.

Mike Quinn and Mike Ware scored three runs each, while Mark Ostrowski and Greg Weber scored two runs each for Martinsburg.

St. Maria Goretti coach Bill Fowkes was impressed with Brown's no-hitter.

"The kid pitched a great game," Fowkes said. "He dominated."

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