Hussey fires no-hitter for Steelheads

The Erie Steelheads 17U Prospects went 2-0 at Longwood University in Virginia on Wednesday, with Nick Hussey firing a no-hitter in Game 2.

FARMVILLE, Va. – Warren’s Nick Hussey strutted his stuff for the Erie Steelheads 17U Prospects on Wednesday.

Playing the CBA Rays out of Chesapeake, Virginia, in their second game of the day at Longwood University, Hussey was masterful, firing a no-hitter in the 8-0 win for the Steelies (5-2).

Pitching was the theme of the day for Erie, as Aidan Kelly (Harbor Creek) fired a 1-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over the Stars Frazier 17U in their first game of the afternoon. The Stars are a program that fields players from the Northern Virginia and D.C. area.

Hussey threw 93 pitches in his gem, striking out four and walking five.

He also got plenty of run support, keyed by a 5-run sixth inning.

The Steelies chased Rays starter and Division I Radford University commit Landon Higgerson in the sixth inning and tagged reliever Cooper Nelin for five more runs.

Casey and Cody Smith drove in three runs each, while Micah Passmore was 2-for-4 with and RBI. Matt Shepard went 1-for-4 with an RBI , Mitch Grosch doubled and scored a run and Ryan Rafalski was hit by a pitch and scored a run.

Seven of the nine Steeleheads recorded at least one hit.

In Game 1, Kelly threw 55 of his 90 pitches for strikes, striking out six and walking two and gave up his only hit in the fourth inning.

The Steelheads had just one hit themselves, but were opportunistic in scoring three runs in the sixth inning.Cody Smith walked and Luke Jackson was hit by a pitch, and a groudout off the bat of Grosch put runners on second and third.

Mason Bender walked to load the bases and Kelly was hit by a pitch to force in the game’s first run. Passmore walked with the bases loaded to bring in the second run and Cam Williamson’s sac fly brought in the third run.

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Regulators split doubleheader

with Full Circuit Power

Nick Crandall’s walk-off 2-run single capped a 4-run seventh inning rally to lift the Southern Tier Regulators to a 5-4 win and doubleheader split with the Full Circuit Power (Buffalo).

Evan Pirtz’s, who had a walk-off winner last week, singled to bring home a pair in the seventh, cutting the margin to 4-3. Rockne Seidel went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and an RBI and Aidan Morrison was 0-for-3 with a run scored for STR (5-4-1).

Trey Swartz got the complete game win, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out five.

The Regulators fell 5-3 in Game 1.

Kyler Majka started and went five innings on the mound, giving up four runs (one earned) striking out four, allowing six hits and walking two.

Majka, Bryce Jackson and Aaron Hair all had RBI.