The amazing no-hitter streak by the Sonoma Academy (Santa Rosa, Calif.) baseball team has come to an end.
Sonoma Academy allowed an infield hit on a slow roller to third with two outs in the second inning against Technology (Rohnert Park) on Tuesday. The third baseman had no play on the ball. Sonoma earned a 19-3 victory on a two-hitter, both infield hits.
The streak dates to April 7 and covered six consecutive games, including three shortened by the mercy rule.
There was some controversy in an April 19 game on a ball hit to third base that Sonoma — as the home scorebook and therefore official scorekeeper — ruled an error, although other observers viewed it as a hit. That would have halted the streak at 27 2/3 innings.
Then, Sonoma Academy allowed a hit during a game Friday against St. Vincent de Paul (Petaluma, Calif.), but that game was suspended with the score tied at 12-12 because the lights malfunctioned. Because the game was not official, none of the statistics counted to that point. That game resumes Wednesday in the top of the sixth, but the streak is no longer in play.
Neither California nor the National Federation keep records on consecutive no-hitters so it’s unclear if this is the longest no-hit streak in the state or nationally.