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Another blank for baseball-but this one is a no-hitter

CAC sophomore Calvin Schapira no-hits Gateway Tuesday afternoon striking out ten.
CAC sophomore Calvin Schapira no-hits Gateway Tuesday afternoon striking out ten.

Central Arizona starting pitcher Calvin Schapira grabbed the rock from the head coach and headed to the mound with a season ERA of 0.00 and left after a complete game shutout with the same numbers.


And this time, without giving up even one base hit.

It was a complete game no-hitter making the third straight Vaquero shutout a very special one. 

Schapira used fastball-slider-change-up all day, all around the plate, for game-long weak contact, added ten strikeouts, and walked only two. 

"We didn't really have any real web gems to speak of, except the fact the whole team made all the plays they should have" said head coach Anthony Gilich.

No errors is always a web-gem, ask any starting pitcher. 

"We let both our catchers call the game and they did real well" continued Gilich on catchers Ryan Grabosch and Jake Vesecky.

"Calvin challenged the hitters and stayed ahead in the count all day."

The pitcher gets most of the credit in a no-hitter, but believe you me, the whole team loves every bit of being a part of it. The fun thing is, that every single member of the club participated in one way or another.

It's been fairly windy lately and with a hefty crosswind blowing from third to the Gateway visiting dugout, Brandham Ponce hit one a very long way to left which just made it over, and Preston Godfrey bombed one to right for the two Vaquero homeruns on the day. Vesecky really got a hold of one in this game sending it to left, but it turned into a warning track out. 

Any other day Jake!

Ponce also doubled, drove in three, and scored three times to give Schapira a comfortable lead. Godfrey also drove in two and scored twice. Centerfielder Eric Mast added a double and single with two rbi's and scored twice. 

Central Arizona College in a 13-0 no-hit route.

Up Power Road to Gene Autry Field in Mesa this afternoon for the away game in the two game set. Liam Evans gets the start.

Mat Olsen and Ky Bush start the Saturday doubleheader at The Big House against visiting Arizona Western.


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