Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Princeton Rays no hit by Danville Braves, lose 13-0

Princeton RaysThe Game: The Princeton Rays were on the losing end of a no hitter as they lost to the Danville Braves 13-0 in game two Tuesday night at Hunnicutt Field. Danville’s Cory Rasmus was unhitable as he threw a complete game (7 inning) no hitter while recording 9 strikeouts. The Danville offense was also hot as they pushed across 13 runs on 17 hits in the winning effort, all of which came without the help of a long ball.

Cory Harrilchak walked to lead off the fist then advanced to second on a steal. Harrilchak later scored on am RBI single by Riaan Spanjer-Furstenberg giving the Braves a 1-0 lead.

Danville added two more in the second. Daniel Elorriaga-Matera singled home Robert Heffinger to score. The LV Ware delivered a sacrifice fly to score Matt Weaver and increase the lead to 3-0.

The scoring continued into the third. Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg singled to lead off the inning, then advanced to second on a balk. Robert Hefflinger followed with an RBI double to score Spanjer-Furstenburg and add another run to the Danville lead.

The Braves added three more runs in the fourth as LV Ware, Cory Hatilchak and Riaan Spanker-Furstenberg crossed the plate to score. Danville posted six more runs in the top of the seventh to run the score up to 13-0, the final margin of victory.

Trevor Shull suffered the loss, pitching 3 2/3 innings and allowing 6 runs on 8 hits with 3 strikeouts and a walk. Jairo De La Rosa followed with 2 2/3 innings allowing 6 runs on 6 hits with 3 strikeouts and a walk. Kirby Yates threw to final 2/3 innings and allowed a run on 3 hits with a strikeout.

What Went Right: Nothing goes right in a 13-0 no hitter, Ryan Wiegand was the only base runner by drawing a free pass.

What Went Wrong: Everything; no hits at the plate and allowing 13 runs on 17 hits in the field.

A Look Ahead: The Rays conclude the series with the Braves on Wednesday night at Hunnicutt Field.

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