Roundup: Brown’s arm, Stewart’s bat power Coatesville

COATESVILLE – Brian Brown fired a complete-game no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and Bobby Stewart drove in all three runs to power Coatesville to a 3-0 Ches-Mont League National Division win over West Chester East Monday afternoon.

Brown had a perfect game going until issuing a two-out walk in the sixth and wound up facing the minimum 21 batters. The Red Raiders (1-0) got all the offense they needed in the first inning when Stewart lashed a two-run homer. Stewart later added an RBI-single in the fifth for Coatesville, which got a pair of hits from Aaron Cummings.

West Chester East  000 000 0 – 0

Coatesville               200 010 x – 3

WP-Brown, LP-Hughes. HR-Stewart (C).

West Chester Henderson 3, Downingtown East 2 – The Warriors pushed across the decisive run in the fourth inning on Christian Liero’s RBI-groundout en route to victory in the National opener for both schools.

Scott Lorback had given Henderson a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a two-run homer before the Cougars drew even in the top of the third on losing pitcher Eric Sigovitch’s two-run single.

In the third, winning pitcher Dave Reitman singled and gave way to pinch-runner James Pugliese, who promptly stole second, advanced to third on an infield error and scored on Liero’s grounder.

Downingtown East wasted 2-for-3 days at the plate from Tommy Marollo and Spencer Zuraski in falling to 0-1.

Downingtown East             002 000 0 – 2

West Chester Henderson   020 100 x – 3

WP-Reitman, LP-Sigovitch. 2B-Marollo (DE), Liero (WCH). HR-Lorback (WCH).

Great Valley 1, Octorara 0 – Dylan Nicklas struck out 11 and allowed just two hits in six shutout innings to help the Patriots (2-0 overall) post their second one-run win of the season.

Coming off a 2-1 decision at Pottstown Friday, Great Valley used Connor Agnew’s RBI-single in the fifth inning to take the American Conference opener.

Great Valley   000 010 0 – 1

Octorara         000 000 0 – 0

WP-Nicklas, LP-Lapp. 2B-Allen (GV).

Unionville 13, Kennett 7 – The Indians capitalized on 10 walks and some loose play by the Blue Demons in posting the Ches-Mont American Conference victory.

Dan Garver went 3-for-3 with 4 RBI while Drew Jarmuz had a pair of hits and drove home another two for Unionville, which expanded a 5-4 lead to 9-4 in the home third inning without the benefit of a hit.

Winning pitcher Tucker Reese benefitted from the strong relief work of Joey Fulton and Alex Pechin, who closed out the win with one shutout inning apiece.

Dave Villafaire keyed the Kennett attack with a two-run double in the fourth inning.

Kennett       202 300 0 – 7

Unionville   414 202 x – 13

WP-Reese, LP-Pannell. 2B-Jarmuz (U), Garver (U), Villafaire (K).

Avon Grove 2, Oxford 1 – The Red Devils took their opener behind the strong mound performance of Eric Ligda, who allowed just two hits and fanned nine over five shutout innings. Joe Thompson came on to notch the save for Avon Grove, which got both of its runs in the second inning and was buoyed by a pair of sparkling defensive plays from Matt Harrison.

Oxford            000 001 0 – 1

Avon Grove    020 000 x – 2

WP-Ligda, LP-Boggs. 2B-Price (O).

Sun Valley 3, West Chester Rustin 1 – The Vanguards scored three times in the top of the seventh inning to record the American Division victory. Mark Osis collected two hits for Rustin, which stranded 11 runners in the setback.

Sun Valley    000 000 3 – 3

WC Rustin    000 001 0 – 1

WP-Genda, LP-Loucks.

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