Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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ALBANY -- Westover's Michael Schlegel was working on his knuckleball Tuesday.
Evidently it worked.
Schlegel fired a no-hitter against Dougherty on Tuesday at Paul Eames as the Patriots won 10-0 on a day when they needed only one run.
Schlegel, a right-handed senior, struck out 10 and walked only one batter in the seven-inning no-hitter. And just to put an exclamation point on his day, Schlegel hit a three-run homer.
But he also had some help on his no-no.
"The defense played really well. They hit some solid shots that would have been hits,'' Westover coach Kevin Fretwell said. "Robert Daniel made a real good scoop on a play to save a hit in the fifth inning and our shortstop Josh Black made the play of the day, jumping up to grab a line drive. I still can't believe he was able to get it.''
But Schlegel was on all night.
"He had total control,'' Fretwell said. "He was working on a knuckleball, and he had a good fastball and curve.''
Westover also had big hits from Jacob Campbell, who had two doubles and two RBI. The Patriots are 13-10 and 9-4 in the region race. They play at Crisp on Friday.