COCOA, Fla. – The No. 2 Salisbury University baseball team used six pitchers to combine for a no-hitter in a 24-0 shutout of Hilbert College on Tuesday morning. This is the Sea Gulls’ first of four Spring Break games in Cocoa, Fla.
SU starting pitcher Kyle Starr (1-0) picked up his first victory as a Sea Gull as the junior pitched four innings. The Lusby, Md., native finished with two strikeouts and walked two. Sophomore Mark Peterson came in to relieve Starr in the fifth and struck out two Hawk (1-3) batters to finish the inning. The Sea Gulls (15-2) used four different pitchers to close out the game in freshman Trevor Abbott (one strikeout), sophomore Drew Baldwin (two strikeouts), freshman Pat O’Keefe (two strikeouts) and freshman Daniel Trivits (two strikeouts, one walk).
Salisbury had a successful day at the plate as the Gulls pushed 24 runs across. Sophomore Andrew Miller highlighted the performance as he had three doubles and four RBIs. SU had four other players hit safely three times in the game including juniors Fred Kreiger and first baseman Mike Celenza (two RBIs) along with sophomores Brad Baylis (one double, one RBI) and Brian Green (one RBI). Senior Cody Collins registered a pair of hits and drove in four runs. Senior second baseman Randy Boyle was the other Gull with multiple hits as he had two hits and two RBIs.
The Gulls will return to action on Wednesday, March 18, when they face Medaille College at 9 a.m.