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.
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