The margin of error between winning and losing a baseball game against a quality opponent is slim. Three games over the weekend couldn't have made that fact more apparent, as all were decided by 1-0 scores.
* Madison (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
pitcher Joseph Cali
spun a no-hitter at Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn, N.Y.), in a game decided by a walk-off walk in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday.
As reported by the New York Daily News
, there was only one hit the entire game, coming on a swinging bunt in the fourth inning against Cali's counterpart, Jonathan Maldonado. Fort Hamilton reliever Louis Liberta walked four Madison batters in the bottom of the seventh.
It was the third no-hitter of the season thrown by Madison pitchers, and it continued a good stretch for the Knights against Fort Hamilton. According to the report, Madison was no-hit two years ago by Fort Hamilton on the same field but still won 1-0, thanks to an error.
* As reported by HRVarsity.com
, Hampton (Hampton, Va.)
needed a perfect game from Yusef Davis to get past Hampton Christian (Va.) on Saturday. Davis fanned 12 and also drove in the game's only run in the third inning.
* In a district title game in Washington, Cheney (Wash.)
scored on a passed ball in the eighth inning to top East Valley (Spokane, Wash.)
. The Spokesman-Review
reported that Cheney's Jeremy Alderman earned the complete-game win with a no-hitter (nine strikeouts), to best hard-luck loser J.T. Phelan. Phelan yielded just two hits and no runs in seven innings for East Valley.