One no-hitter streak at Sage Hill (Newport Coast, Calif.) has ended, while another is still going.
Sophomore Ashwin Chona’s attempt at a fourth consecutive no-hitter ended with two outs in the first inning Thursday. The sophomore allowed two hits overall — both to Eric Alexander — in a 10-0 victory against Brethern Christian that was shortened by the mercy rule. He had 10 strikeouts and no walks.
Meanwhile, senior teammate Brett Super has thrown back-to-back no-hitters, including a victory against Brethren Christian on Tuesday.
“He was disappointed,” Sage Hill coach Dominic Campeau told The Los Angeles Times of Chona. “You can’t start a game thinking that if you don’t throw a no-hitter it’s a failure.
“He pitched really well. He had good stuff today. His fastball was explosive, especially at the end, the last couple of innings.”
According to the Orange County Register, Chona is 5-0 with a 0.52 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 39 innings. He has allowed only 11 hits in 112 batters faced.
Sage Hill is 17-1-2 overall.