Gomer pitches no-hitter for IWA

Published 10:27 pm Friday, April 27, 2012

Senior hurler Taylor Gomer pitched a no-hitter as Isle of Wight Academy shut out Alliance Christian 6-0 on Thursday. Gomer faced 25 Falcons batters, walked two and struck out 15 in running his record to 4-2.

Alliance Christian’s best threat came in the fourth inning. Their starter and eventual losing pitcher, Drew Ridnouer, walked to lead off the inning and advanced to second on a throwing error by Gomer. He stole third, but was stranded as Gomer struck out the next three batters.

The Chargers, on the other hand, jumped on Ridnouer early. They sent all nine batters to the plate in the second inning, the biggest blow being a two-run double by ninth-place hitter Evan Chappell with one out. Gomer’s classmate finished 2-for-3 and scored a run. Gomer helped his cause by going 2-for-3 and scoring a run. Matthew Herrmann was 2-for-4, scoring once, and Michael McGuire was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

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IWA advanced its record to 15-3 and 7-1 within its conference.

For the season, Aaron Flanagan is leading the chargers at the plate, hitting .525 on 70 at-bats, with a slugging percentage of .721. Hunter Triplett is hitting .455 on 73 trips to the plate, with a slugging percentage of .697. And close on his heels for the Chargers is Matthew Herrmann, who is hitting .448 in 71 at-bats, with a slugging percentage of .493.