Senior left-hander Jarrett Bach kept his unblemished record in tact after a no-hit and fifteen strikeout performance on senior day at Grandview Field on Monday.
Bach, who received a scholarship last season to continue his pitching career at the University of Pittsburgh, struggled with some control through the early inning’s, but found his groove, retiring the final twelve Trojan hitters he faced. That included ten punch outs.
The Cougars got off to a fast start in the first inning as Bach helped himself by doubling home Cody Ulander, who drew a lead off walk. Steve Manon then singled home Bach making it 2-0 Cougars.
The visitors tacked on another run in the second inning off Derry sophomore starter Josh Ulery, on back to back triples from Caden Kastonis and Dom Koch.
Derry would score their only run in the bottom of the second frame after a one out walk to Ryan Bushey and groundout advancing him to second, Nate Angus hit a ground ball that the Cougar third baseman misplayed, allowing Bushey to score and make it a 3-1 game.
The Trojans had scoring chances in both the third and fourth inning’s, but failed to produce, and it was Yough adding two more runs in the top of the sixth to put the game away. One run scored on a double steal, while the other was knocked in on a two out single off the bat of Kastonis.
Bach completed the no hitter on an eight pitch at bat to sophomore pinch-hitter Paul Koontz, who worked the count to 3-2 after fouling off three pitches, before Bach caught him looking to end the game.
Ulery had a strong outing for DA going six innings and allowing five earned runs. He struck out four and walked three. Sophomore Nick Detore worked a scoreless seventh inning for the Trojans.
Derry will play the Norwin Knights at Wild Things Park in Washington, PA at 7pm Tuesday.