A trio of Canton Modified Baseball pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter as the team dominated an undermanned Salmon River team, 15-1, in the first regular season game at Fort Covington Saturday.
Eighth grader Zadok Roiger tossed the first four innings and only needed 40 pitches to keep the Shamrocks at bay. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk. Only two Salmon River batters reached base – one on a hit by pitch and one on an error – and one of those was picked off first base by Roiger.
J.J. Ahlfeld followed him to the mound in the two innings, striking out one and also hitting a batter. Jackson Ames pitched the seventh and gave up two walks that led to the only run of the game for Salmon River on a wild pitch. He struck out two.
Offensively, the Bears wrapped out 13 hits, scoring four runs in the first inning, one in the third, two in the fourth, four in the fifth, one in the sixth and three in the seventh.
Gavin Schryver was 3-for-5, scored three runs and had two runs batted in. Roiger was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Charlie Todd was 2-for-5 with a triple and three runs scored. Ames was 2-for5 with two RBI, while Sid Shipman and Nate Gidney each had a hit and an RBI. Paul Redfern reached base four times on two walks and two catcher’s interference calls, had an RBI and scored two runs.
Salmon River only had eight players for the game, so Canton’s John Gidney played for the Shamrocks so they had a full lineup. The Bears host Ogdensburg Free Academy Monday at 4:30 p.m.