Fifield throws no-hitter for Storm

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Peter Fifield had a good game — in fact, almost a perfect one — on Tuesday, throwing a no-hitter in the H.J. Bartlett Storm’s 4-0 win over the 3Cheers Pub Knights in St. John’s Molson senior baseball play at Smallwood field in Mount Pearl Fifield, who struck out 14, allowed only two baserunner in the game.

Peter Fifield struck out 14 batters and allowed only two baserunners in throwing a no-hitter for the H.J. Bartlett Storm against the 3Cheers Pub Knights in St. John's Molson senior baseball Tuesday evening at the Smallwood field in Mount Pearl.

The first came in the fifth inning, when Fifield struck out Bob Parsons with a low pitch that Storm catcher Kevin Farrell couldn’t corral. As a result, Parsons made it to first base on a dropped third strike.

The only other Knights batter who didn’t go directly back to the dugout after an at-bat was Brian Kielly, who walked in the sixth inning.

The no-hitter was the first in the St. John’s senior league in almost two years — Dick Collins tossed one for the Gonzaga Vikings against the Shamrocks in October of 2008 during the league final series at St. Pat’s Ball Park.

The last regular-season no-hitter in the St. John’s senior circuit was in July of 2007, when Shamrocks’ righthander Mario Tee performed the feat against the Guards.

Tuesday’s masterpiece wasn’t the first no-hitter of Fifield’s career. He threw one for the Guards in St. John’s junior league play against Gonzaga in 2006.

Despite Fifield’s stirling performance, Tuesday’s game was a very close one until the fifth inning, when the Knights’ Chris Sparkes hit a two-run single that gave his team a 3-0 lead.

Noah Anderson (8H, 5W, 5K) took the loss.

Joey Wadden and Adam Lawlor each had two hits for the winners.

STANDINGS

Team    W     L     GB

Shamrocks    16     6     -

Gonzaga     14     7     1.5

Holy Cross     13     7     2

Guards      9     13     7

Storm      5     14     9.5

Knights      6     16     10

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  • Jonny
    August 25, 2010 - 07:35

    Imagine if this was softball, would be just another average performance. The game is so inherently flawed that a 17 strikeout no hit game by a pitcher is nothing special.