Y-D's Pries No-Hits Orleans

by Dave B. in

Yarmouth-Dennis righthander Jordan Pries tossed a no-hitter tonight while leading the Red Sox over host Orleans, 2-0. The Y-D win, combined with Hyannis beating Brewster, moves the Red Sox into a tie for first place in the East. The teams have identical 11-5 records. Pries struckout 4 and allowed 3 walks. He had a perfect game going through 6 innings. With Y-D scoring single runs in the third and sixth innings, Pries actually found himself in trouble in the seventh. He issued free passes to Kevin Muno and Danny Muno to start the inning but escaped unharmed after inducing a groundout, strikeout and a pop fly to the shortstop. Will Piwnica-Worms worked a walk to open the ninth. Kevin Muno was up next and he hit one back to Pries who started a 1-6-3 doubleplay. On Pries' 107th pitch of the night, Danny Muno flew out to Bobby Crocker in rightfield to complete the no-hitter. Thanks to that ninth inning double play, Pries faced 29 batters - just two over the minimum.

Pries' masterpiece overshadowed a fine outing by Orleans' starter Kyle Simon (Arizona). Simon went 6.2 innings, allowing 3 hits and one walk. Both Y-D runs were unearned. For the second time this year, the Firebirds made 6 errors in a game.  With tonight's win, Pries moves to 2-0 and lowers his ERA to 1.23. For the season, Pries has pitched 14.2 innings and opponents are batting a paltry .146 off him.  

Pries recently completed his sophomore year at Stanford where he compiled a 4-4 record to go along with a 4.07 ERA. He lead the Cardinal with 97.1 innings pitched.