Maybach flirts with no-no; settles for complete-game shutout

Patrick Maybach struck out 11 batters during his collegiate debut in a nine-inning, complete-game shutout over Rochester Institute of Technology. (Photo by Ed Habershaw)
Patrick Maybach struck out 11 batters during his collegiate debut in a nine-inning, complete-game shutout over Rochester Institute of Technology. (Photo by Ed Habershaw)

SEAHAWK BASEBALL RESULTS
Salve Regina 3, Rochester Inst. 0
Lake Myrtle Park - Auburndale, Fla.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Summary
AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Freshman left hander Patrick Maybach (No. Kingstown, R.I.) came within one out of a no-hitter in his first collegiate outing, finishing with a complete-game 3-0 victory for Salve Regina University baseball against Rochester Institute of Technology.

Maybach struck out 11 Tigers, including the first two batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning, to move one out away from a no-no. Will Gorman (Nassau, N.Y.) singled up the middle on the first pitch he saw to break up the no-hitter; Brett Kajganich (North Royalton, Ohio) followed with a single down the right field line.

After a visit from his head coach, Eric Cirella, Maybach induced a flyout to Brody Santilli in right center to end the game.

Alex Perry (No. Attleboro, Mass.) had two hits in four at bats along with an RBI and a run scored.

Series and Streaks
First ever meeting between the two schools in baseball. After dropping their opener on Friday, the Seahawks have won two straight.

Seahawk Stars of the Game

  1. Salve Regina freshman Patrick Maybach (No. Kingstown, R.I.) pitched a complete-game, two-hitter over nine innings while striking out 11 batters.
  2. Salve Regina junior Alex Perry (No. Attleboro, Mass.) went two-for-four with a run batted in and a run scored.
  3. Salve Regina senior Hunter Sleeper (Arlington, Mass.) drove in the game's first run with his first basehit of the season. He also turned in a double-play in the top of the fifth after Maybach allowed the first of his three walks.

Key Stat of the Game
First-year starting pitcher getting all 27 outs in a complete-game, nine-inning shutout, allowing just two hits.

Turning Point
After going hitless in his first eight at bats of the season, Hunter Sleeper delivered a hit-and-run single to right field to plate the first run of the game in the bottom of the third, scoring Brody Santilli from second base.

Quick Hits

  • Salve Regina has never had a starting pitcher throw a complete-game, nine-inning no-hitter - three players have previously achieved a no-hitter in a seven-inning contest ... Brandon Bursie, Davin Sirpenski, and Daniel Kehew.
  • Opposing starter Brian Reed worked 7.1 innings allowing three runs while striking out seven Seahawks.
  • Salve Regina sophomore Zack Smith has driven in runs in each of the team's first three games.

Quotes
"Pat was awesome. Every pitch he threw with conviction. It was a lot of fun to call that game because he was spotting up nine out of ten pitches. He had the same demeanor when he had the no-hitter and after it was gone which is really impressive." - Salve Regina head coach Eric Cirella

Next Up
Salve Regina (2-1) - Mon., March 13 versus Spalding, 4:15 p.m. (Auburndale, Fla.)