American Legion: Salnitis throws no-hitter for Lenoxdale


LENOX -- Austin Salnitis tossed his first American Legion baseball no-hitter Wednesday, striking out 13 as Lenoxdale beat South Berkshire 4-1 at War Memorial Field.

Salnitis walked two and gave up an unearned run in the fourth inning as Lenoxdale (1-2) earned its first win of 2013.

"He was mixing up his pitches. His fastballw as untouchable," said Lenoxdale manager Brian Wade. "His curveball had more bite than any time I've ever seen it."

The lone run scored when South Berkshire's Trevor McFarland struck out in the fourth inning and reached first on a short passed ball. McFarland stole second and third and scored when Lenoxdale catcher Heamon Williams' throw to third went into left field.

Williams more than made up for that by driving in Lenoxdale's first two runs. He hit sacrifice flies in the first and third, plating Kenny Retzel both times.

Retzel had a single and a double to lead Lenoxdale, while Armani Ingegni also had two hits.


S. Berk. 000 100 0--1 0 1

Lenoxdale 101 101 x--4 6 1

Dan Meandro (3), Henry Morrison (3) and T.J. Shumsky. Austin Salnitis and Heamon Williams. W -- Salnitis. L -- Meandro. 2B -- L (Kenny Retzel).

Tyler Aces 9, Post 68 4

PITTSFIELD -- At Clapp Park, Dom Traversa went 3 for 4 and the Aces scored five times in the second inning to hand Post 68 (4-1) its first loss of the year.

"We had our chances to get back in the game," Post 68 manager Jim Mazzer said. "We just didn't do it."

Lane Grogan went the distance and got the win for the Tyler Aces.

Post 68 had eight hits against Grogan, six of them by Ryan Shook, Zach Neary and Andrew Winston, who had two each. Mitch Clary hit a two-run home run for Post 68 in the bottom of the seventh.


Aces 105 010 2--9 12 2

Post 68 000 020 2--4 8 4

Lane Grogan and Dom Traversa. Kyle Card and Brian Bonacquisti. W -- Grogan. L -- Card. 2B -- Aces (Anthony Jones). Post (Zach Neary). HR -- Post (Mitch Clary).


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