Harrisburg Senators victim of no-hitter

BOWIE, Maryland – Proper-hander pitcher Morgan McSweeney of Bowie was letting it rip and Harrisburg infielder Ok.J. Harrison was doing the identical.

McSweeney threw a fastball within the mid-90s right here on a cold, windy Sunday afternoon whereas Harrison ripped a line drive down the left-field line.

However the ball hooked simply foul and two pitches later Harrison flew out to brief proper area as host Bowie accomplished a seven-inning no-hitter with a 4-0 win over the Senators within the first of two video games Sunday.

Virginia native Garrett Stallings went the primary six innings whereas McSweeney completed up the 11th no-hitter within the historical past of the Baysox, who’ve been enjoying in Bowie for almost three a long time.

Stallings gave up two walks with 5 strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 2.63. He performed in school on the College of Tennessee, started his professional profession within the Angels’ system in 2019 and got here to the Orioles in a commerce with the Angels after the 2020 season.

Lefty Evan Lee was the starter for Harrisburg and he allowed only one run on two hits in 5 innings with eight strikeouts and two walks.

He threw 81 pitches – 47 for strikes.

The sequence started Tuesday after which had day video games on Wednesday and Thursday earlier than rain worn out play on Friday and Saturday.

The offensive struggles proceed for Harrisburg infielder Jackson Cluff, who was the highest defensive participant within the Arizona Fall League final 12 months.

Batting ninth within the order, he fanned in his solely official at-bat and in addition drew a stroll as his common fell to .113.

Harrison was 0-for-3 as his common fell to .243.

Harrisburg third baseman Jake Alu, drafted by the Nationals out of Boston School in 2019, was 0-for-3 as his common fell to .281.

Taylor Gushue was the beginning catcher within the first sport for the Senators. He performed in two video games with the Cubs final 12 months as he made it to the majors for the primary time.

“I feel simply the attitude, it at all times helps when you’ve gotten someone with expertise,” he informed Federal Baseball of his position with the Senators. “I’ve caught loads of pitchers, I’ve seen loads of pitches on the larger stage. That’s my greatest factor right here, being a useful resource for everyone, giving them my sincere suggestions on how that will play on the subsequent stage. I feel that is likely one of the finest issues about me being right here, too. I feel it’s tremendous useful for me too.”

Within the second sport Sunday, Brady Lindsly was the beginning catcher for Harrisburg whereas right-hander Steven Fuentes received the beginning on the mound for the Senators.

Fuentes was referred to as as much as Washington on April 20 of final 12 months however didn’t pitch earlier than he was optioned out 10 days later.

He pitched in seven video games with 5 begins final 12 months for Triple-A Rochester; he allowed simply 4 earned runs in his earlier begins over 17 innings earlier than Sunday and didn’t enable successful or run within the first inning Sunday.

Outfielder Dondrei Hubbard, signed by the Nationals in March after an extended indy professional profession, was 0-for-2 within the first sport Sunday and was nonetheless hitting .571 for the Senators.

The Senators return to motion Tuesday with a house sequence in opposition to Richmond, a farm staff of the Giants.