Smith, Lyttle team for no-hitter

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Jaylen Smith teamed up with Jarvis Lyttle to toss a no-hitter as the Mudcats remained unbeaten on the season after a 12-1 win over A-Plus. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

Jaylen Smith and Jarvis Lyttle kept their cool with temperatures soaring to August levels in the 90s at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Babe Ruth Field at Lewisburg on Monday.

The two Clint's Air Care (CAC) hurlers combined on a four-inning, no-hitter versus winless A-Plus Collision Center, while the offensive continued to dominate in a 12-1 run-rule win.

Smith tossed the first three innings and gave up one unearned run, struck out five and walked six A-Plus batters.

Final pitcher

Lyttle came to the mound in the fourth to finish off the contest, striking out two and issuing two bases on balls.

Mitchell Ford scores the only run for A-Plus, coming home on a wild pitch in the first inning.

Smith battled some wildness in the top of the first, walking four batters and uncorking a wild pitch that scored Mitchell Ford from third base.

The damage could have been worse, but an inning ending, double play sent CAC to the plate in the bottom of the frame.

The Chapel Hill squad sent 14 batters to the plate in the inning and scored nine runs on seven hits.

Colby Bluthardt had a two-run single and Dylan Eady, Ethan Mealer and Lyttle all had an RBI in the offensive outburst.

No run

Laramie Plott jumps out of the way of pitch in the second inning.

Laramie Plott drew a leadoff walk for A-Plus in the top of the second inning, but a strikeout and another double play ended the inning.

Bluthardt drove home another CAC runner in the bottom of the second inning, while run No.11 came home on a passed ball.

Smith struck out the side in the top of the third inning and drove home a run in the bottom of the frame via a sacrifice fly.

Lyttle closed out the game with a pair of strikeouts in the top of the fourth inning, as CAC remained unbeaten on the season at 10-0.

A-Plus 100 0-1 0 2

CAC 921 x-12 10 0

Chase "The Duke" Karaczewski drills a gapper in the big, nine-run first inning for CAC.

CAC: Ethan Mealer 2-for-3, Colby Bluthardt 2-for-2, Jay Lyons 1-for-2, Dylan Eady 1-for-1, Jaylen Smith 1-for-1, Dustin Brashear 1-for-2, Jarvis Lyttle 1-for-2, Chase "The Duke" Karaczewski 1-for-1.

RBI: Bluthardt 3, Smith 1, Mealer 1, Lyttle 1.

WP: Jaylen Smith

LP: Matthew McCormick

Standings

Clint's Air Care 11-0

Nichirin 7-4

Elks 5-5

MMC 3-7

A-Plus 0-10

Schedule

Thursday, June 18

Nichirin vs. CAC, 5:30 p.m.

A-Plus vs. Elks, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 19

MMC vs. Elks, 5:30 p.m.

MMC vs. A-Plus, 7:30 p.m.

Closing ceremonies following last game.