In his first varsity start, junior pitcher Misael Castillo pitched a no-hitter and lifted the Egg Harbor Township High School baseball team to a 2-0 victory over Holy Spirit on Wednesday in a Cape-Atlantic League matchup.
"We knew he had potential." Eagles head coach Bryan Carmichael said about his opening day pitcher. "He bought in and believed in what we were teaching him. He was dominant."
Castillo went the distance striking out 14 in seven innings.
Andrew Holmes went 1-for-3 with a double that brought in EHT's two runs in the first inning.
Holy Spirit 000 000 0-0 0 0
EHT 200 000 0-2 4 0
WP- Castillo (1-0) 14k. LP- DiIanni (0-1) 5k.
Records-EHT 1-0; Holy Spirit 0-1.
Mainland Regional 4,
Mainland's Drew Riska hit an RBI double in the fifth inning to give the Mustangs the lead. Matt McLaughlin then scored the go-ahead run for Mainland to seal the win.
Mainland 000 400 0-4 5 1
Absegami 001 010 1-3 6 2
2B-Riska M; Welch A. HR-Ardente A.
WP-Tepedino (1-0) 5k. LP-Snyder (0-1) 0k.
Records-Mainland 1-0; Absegami 0-1.
Middle Township 2,
Cedar Creek 1
Middle Township pinch-runner Morgon Goranson scored the winning run when Dave Salvo reached on an error with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. J.T. Hickman singled to start the inning. Goranson pinch-ran and stole second.
Winning pitcher Steve Hand went the distance and scattered seven hits, with four strikeouts and one walk. Hickman and Brian Keith had two hits apiece for the host Panthers, and Hand and Erik Arenberg each doubled.
Cedar Creek 000 100 000-1 5 1
Middle Township 001 000 001-2 7 0
2B-Boney CC. Arenberg, Hand MT.
WP-Hand 4k (1-0). LP-Sibson 11k (0-1).
Records-C.C. 0-1, Middle 1-0.
Atlantic Christian 18,
Kings Christian 2 (5 inn.)
David Hueman got the win for Atlantic Christian, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts in four innings of work. He also went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
David Mercadante went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and his brother, Kenny Mercadante went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Their brother Daniel also doubled.
Kings Christian 020 00-2 4 4
Atlantic Christian 058 5x-18 14 0
2B-Kenny Mercadante, David Mercadante, Daniel Mercadante, John Pennella AC.
WP-David Hueman (1-0) 10k. LP-N/A.
Records-Atlantic Christian 1-0, Kings Christian 0-1.