Courtemanche no-hits A-Plus
Marshall Medical Center (MMC) tightened its grip on first place in the Marshall County Babe Ruth League with an 8-0 win over A-Plus Monday behind a no-hitter on the mound by Logan Courtemanche at the Jonathan D. Hollingsworth Memorial Field in Lewisburg.
Courtemanche pitched all five innings in the shutout victory, striking out eight and walking three.
Zack Graves had three out of the four hits in the game for MMC and Courtemanche had the other base knock.
A-Plus did not help themselves in the field as they committed 10 errors in the contest behind Ethan Hollis and Blake Moreland, who did not allow an earned run between them.
Courtemanche set down A-Plus in order in the top of the first inning and Hollis allowed a two-out hit to Graves before picking off the MMC catcher’s courtesy runner at first base in the home half of the inning.
Courtemanche struck out two A-Plus batters in the top of the second before the bottom dropped out in the field for A-Plus in the home half of the second inning.
Eight fielding errors in the frame allowed MMC to score six runs without a hit as they sent 10 batters to the plate.
Courtemanche continued his dominance on the mound in the top of the second and in the bottom of the inning, Brady Calhan led off with a fly ball to left field that was misplayed.
Calahan went to second on a ground ball before scoring on a fielder’s choice RBI by Hayden Lykins.
Blake Moreland walked to lead off the top of the third inning, but Courtemanche retired the next three A-Plus batters in a row.
Connor McVey reached base on catcher’s interference with two outs in the bottom of the inning and came around to score on an RBI single by Courtemanche to make it 8-0.
Courtemanche struck out the first two batters he faced in the top of the fifth before issuing back-to-back base on balls to Ethan Crane and Wesley Martin.
Courtemanche secured the no-hitter on a comebacker to the mound.
A-Plus 000 00X X-0 0 10
MMC 061 1XX X-8 4 2
A-Plus: No Hits
BB: Blake Moreland, Ethan Crane, John Martin.
ROE: Jace McPherson, Ethan Spivey.
Team LOB: 4
E: McPherson 4, Ethan Hollis 2, Luke Terry 2, Mooreland, Matthew Goodman.
LP: Ethan Hollis (2IP, 2H, 6R, 0ER, 3K, 2BB), Blake Moreland (2IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 2K, 0BB).
MMC: Zack Graves 3-for-3, Logan Courtemanche 1-for-3.
RS: Connor McVey 2, Brady Calahan 2, Courtemanche, Ashton Grubbs, Hayden Lykins, Brock Roland.
BB: Grubbs, Lykins.
RBI: Courtemanche, Lykins.
ROE: Calahan 2, Courtemanche, McVey, Roland.
PIK: Shane Victory.
Team LOB: 3
E: Courtemanche, Graves.
WP: Logan Courtemanche (5IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 8K, 3BB).
*All games have a one hour and 45 minute time limit unless tied