Wednesday, March 9, 2011
COCOA, Fla. — Greencastle-Antrim graduate Cole Sellers threw his second consecutive no-hitter — just missing a second straight perfect game — as Hagerstown Community College swept a pair of games at the Cocoa Expo on Wednesday.
Sellers, who threw a perfect game Saturday against the French Nationals in HCC’s first game in Cocoa, was just as dominant Wednesday in shutting down Penn State-Wilkes Barre, 17-0.
Sellers (2-0) struck out eight and walked none. Only two throwing errors by his defense kept him from a second straight perfect game.
“He has a great live arm, very smooth, great mechanics and throws with very little effort. That’s what you like to see,” said HCC coach Scott Jennings. “He has good velocity and he knows what he’s doing on the mound.”
Sellers didn’t suffer for support, either. The Hawks rapped out 19 hits in the game, led by Danny Morris, who had four hits — three of which were triples.
Jordan Thurber and Tyler Walsh each had three hits, while Seth Poffenberger, Chris Kulik, Rashad Talley and Justin Martinez each had two for the Hawks. Kulik and Morris each drove in three runs, while Walsh and Talley drove in two apiece.
Morris and Thurber each had four hits in the Hawks’ first game Wednesday, a 13-7 win over Lafleche. Poffenberger and Lazaro Torres each had three hits. Poffenberger had three RBIs and Thurber drove in two runs.
The Hawks (9-3) had 35 hits on the day and scored in 12 of the 13 innings in which they batted.
“We really hit the ball well all day and ran the bases well,” Jennings said. “A lot of doubles and triples today ... it was a very good performance.”
HCC 13, Lafleche 7
Lafleche 120 040 0 — 7 9 3
HCC 124 321 x — 13 16 3
Hoppe, Proulx (3), Gadowery (4) and Pepin. Shafer, Lesher (6) and Torres. WP — Shafer (2-1). LP — Hoppe. HR — L: Racine (5th, one on).
HCC 17, Penn State-Wilkes Barre 0
HCC 103 315 4 — 17 19 2
PS-WB 000 000 0 — 0 0 4
Sellers and Knupp. Kelly, Meyer (6), Jola (7) and Williams. WP — Sellers (2-0). LP — Kelly.
Hagerstown Junior League
Junior Division Tournament
Accent Imaging 41, Senior Notes 32
Accent: Andrews 2, Stotler 4, Akaya 21, Ostrum 4, Roberts 8, Fisher 2.
Senior Notes: Barnes 2, Bowie 2, Lazich 18, Boone 3, Speak 7.
Preferred Arbor 65, Knights of Columbus 39
Preferred: Smith 18, Steiner 13, Stubbs 11, Green 6, Snouffer 2, Ragland 2, Ruppenthal 11, Higgins 2.
Knights: P. Carey 7, M. Carey 12, Brechbill 4, Thompson 5, Luna 11.
Valley Little League tryouts
Due to a source’s error, the information for Valley Little League tryouts in Sunday’s Herald-Mail was incorrect.
Valley’s tryouts will be held Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. (for 7- and 8-year-olds), noon (for 9- and 10-year-olds) and 1 p.m. (for 11- and 12-year-olds). Prospective players only need to attend one tryout session. The rain date is Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The Herald apologizes for the error.
Hall of Fame meeting
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will have its annual membership meeting Monday at 6 p.m. at Beaver Creek Country Club.
For information, contact Gregg Delauney at 240-675-1228.