Twelfth graders Corey Stively and Hayden Fox combined for a no-hitter on Senior Day as the Solanco baseball team topped visiting York Suburban 3-0 Tuesday, May 7.
Stively issued two walks in the first inning before being perfect through the next five frames. With Stively slated to pitch Solanco's Lancaster-Lebanon League playoff opener Saturday, Solanco coach Tom Fish elected to bring in Fox for the seventh. Fox retired the side in order to earn a save.
The senior righty had no idea the Mules were working on a no-hitter. "I thought they had at least two hits," Fox said. "I wasn't thinking about it. [Not knowing] definitely made it easier."
Stively was well-aware and although he joked with Fish afterwards, the senior lefty understood his coach's rationale. "I started thinking about it in the third inning," he said. "I thought, 'wow. they haven't gotten a hit yet.' And it started rolling and rolling. Then after the sixth inning, [Fish] said I was done and I said, "dang', because I knew that I had it but I don't think anybody else knew I had it."
Solanco tallied twice in the first. Mike May doubled in Joel McGuire and Hunter Shaw had an RBI infield single. The Mules made it 3-0 in the fifth when McGuire led off with a single and eventually scored on a Tim Fetterman single.
Solanco plays at Daniel Boone Wednesday, May 8. On Saturday, the Mules take on Section Three champion Manheim Central in the opening round of the Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament. The game at Ephrata's War Memorial Stadium, begins at 1 p.m.
Solanco will start the district tournament Monday, May 20, likely at home.