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McMahon throws no-no in Titans 1-0 win over Seacoast.

POSTED July 01, 2011
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Seacoast, New Hampshire- Connor McMahon, a freshman from Merrimack College, pitched the first no-hitter in FCBL history in a 1-0 win over the Mavericks.

Only a second inning error prevented a perfect game but McMahon still face the minimum of 27 batters after picking the runner off second.

Andrew Spleth accounted for the lone Titans run when he drove in Rich Graef in the top of the eighth.

“Connor had great pop on the ball and was in control all night,” Titans manager Gregg Hunt said, “He threw just 104 pitches while striking out 10.”

Only one other ball had a chance to be a hit and it took a great defensive play by Ryan Sonberg to make the play happen.

In the bottom of the third, Eric LaBatte hit a ball up the middle that was deflected by McMahon as it went by the mound.

Sonberg had to stop and go back towards first for the ball and was able to get the runner on a bang-bang play at first.

It was a well pitched game by both teams.

Mavericks starter Nick Douglass threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, two walks while striking out nine.

Torrington will return home on Friday for a game against Nashua, followed by a Saturday night game against Martha’s Vineyard.

The Silver Knights find themselves atop the leader board with a 10-6 record. The Sharks are next with a 8-5 record, followed by Torrington 6-5 and Seacoast 3-11.

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