Cape Elizabeth (Maine)
pitcher Sam Kozlowski
did what every high school pitcher dreams of doing - throwing a no-hitter in the playoffs.
Unfortunately for Kozlowski and his teammates, the no-hitter wasn't enough to advance Cape Elizabeth to the Maine Class B state championship game.
Playing against Falmouth (Maine)
in the Western Class B final on June 14, Kozlowski had a no-hitter going into extra innings of a scoreless tie. After Cape Elizabeth failed to score in the top of the inning, Falmouth came to bat.Connor Murphy
drew one of five walks given up by Kozlowski to lead off the inning. Addison Foltmer
sacrificed Murphy to second base and a passed ball moved Murphy over to third.
Kozlowski struck out the next batter, but a passed ball allowed Murphy to race home with the winning run.
"It was a heck of a game by both pitchers," Falmouth coach Kevin Winship told the MaineToday.com. "We hit the ball hard. Cape made some great plays on defense. We couldn't get the hit, but we got the win. We'll take a win over a hit any day."
Kozlowski finished with seven strikeouts. Falmouth's Nick Spencer
got the win, throwing a shutout with four hits.
Falmouth advanced to play Foxcroft Academy in the state championship game on Saturday, winning 2-0 for the school's first Class B state title.