Pascoe weaves no-hitter in Arlington baseball win

Pascoe weaves no-hitter in Arlington baseball win

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Pascoe weaves no-hitter in Arlington baseball win

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Arlington's Matt Chipkin gets a hit during the first inning of Friday's game versus Mahopac at Arlington.

Arlington’s Matt Chipkin gets a hit during the first inning of Friday’s game versus Mahopac at Arlington.

Arlington's first baseman, Simon Alvarez covers Mahopac's Eric Fox during Friday's game at Arlington.

Arlington’s first baseman, Simon Alvarez covers Mahopac’s Eric Fox during Friday’s game at Arlington.

Arlington's second baseman, Linwood Burke hits during Friday's home game versus Mahopac.

Arlington’s second baseman, Linwood Burke hits during Friday’s home game versus Mahopac.

Arlington's Mike Pascoe pitches during Friday's game versus Mahopac at Arlington High School. Pascoe pitched a no-hitter.

Arlington’s Mike Pascoe pitches during Friday’s game versus Mahopac at Arlington High School. Pascoe pitched a no-hitter.

There was a bit of tension, and Tyler Albrecht fully understood the breadth of the situation and, with it, the importance of each pitch. He would select them carefully and each would have a purpose as precise as its delivery.

Strike after strike was thrown. No ball reached the outfield grass.

And when it was over, an excited Arlington baseball team rushed the field and dogpiled the pitcher’s mound.

Senior Mike Pascoe had just thrown his first no-hitter, leading the host Admirals to a 4-0 victory over Mahopac High School on Friday.

The righthander struck out seven and didn’t yield a walk, coming within two hit batters and two errors of a perfect game. He needed only 75 pitches in the complete game.

Arlington's pitcher, Mike Pascoe is hoisted up by teammate Connor Chiulli after pitching a no-hitter versus Mahopac on Friday at Arlington High School.

Arlington’s pitcher, Mike Pascoe is hoisted up by teammate Connor Chiulli after pitching a no-hitter versus Mahopac on Friday at Arlington High School.

“He’s a power pitcher who can throw in the mid-80s consistently,” Arlington head coach Darrell Flynn said of Pascoe. “His fastball moves in on the hands and he’s got a nasty changeup and curveball. He threw strikes, got ahead of batters and was able to blow it by them.”

This, Flynn said, was the program’s first varsity no-hitter since 2008. The pitcher who accomplished that was a fellow named… Tyler Albrecht. He now is the Admirals pitching coach. So who better to call Pascoe’s pitches during this feat?

Max LaBarbera’s two-run single gave them a 2-0 lead in the first and Pascoe hit a two-run double in the second for Arlington (6-2).

Centerfielder A.J. Ramputi preserved the no-hitter in the seventh, making a stellar running catch of a line drive ticketed for the right-centerfield gap.

Stephen Haynes: shaynes@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-437-4826, Twitter: @StephenHaynes4

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