Sheridan tosses no-hitter for Caldwell
Cougars down Felician to snap seven-game losing streak
CALDWELL, N.J. -- Michael Sheridan pitched a no-hitter to lead Caldwell to a 7-2 victory against Felician on Thursday afternoon. The win, which marked the program’s first no-hitter since 2003, snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Cougars (10-23).
Sheridan faced 31 batters, walking two and striking out six while hitting one batter. He recorded 10 fly-ball outs and 11 groundouts to improve to 2-3 on the season.
Caldwell took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third, when Jorge Ynoa and Adolfo Lopez drove in runs. Felician (18-20) struck in the top of the fourth, with Mickey Zudonyi getiing hit by a pitch, advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt, stealing third and coming home on an error.
However, the Cougars took control of the game with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, including a three-run double by Ynoa for a 7-1 advantage. Jack Joyce also singled in a run in the inning.
In the top of the seventh, Jimmy Simpson walked, advanced to third on an error and came home on a groundout by Mike Farrell to make the score 7-2.
Ynoa went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs, while Phil Ragusa and Robert Humes had two hits. Ragusa was behind the plate for Sheridan’s no-hitter.
“I’ve never thrown a no-hitter before, and it was great to do it at home, in front of our students,” Sheridan said. “My sister was there, too which was important to me.”