Eagles Get Two Near No-Hitters
Husson Eagles sophomore pitcher Cam Graham knows a thing or two about throwing no-hitters. Saturday afternoon, he nearly threw the sixth no-no of his high school/college career.
Graham and his Eagles were sailing along with a 3-0 lead over UMaine Farmington. But two outs away from the seven inning no-hitter, Derek Brown hit one up the middle that Graham could not get his glove on and it ended the bid. Graham settled for a one-hitter and a win in game one of the NAC doubleheader.
Graham walked one and struck six, throwing 87 pitches.
Ironically, the last time Graham pitched at Winkin Complex, last spring, he no-hit Lyndon State 1-0. He threw four no-hitters in his days at Houlton High School.
In Game Two, Eagles freshman Brandon Brunell (Lyndonville, VT) made his college debut one to remember. The righthander threw a one-hit complete game as Husson beat UMF 9-0. The one hit came in the second inning. Brunell needed just 73 pitches to get the seven inning win. He walked two and struck five.
Ethan Stoddard and Luke Covey each had two RBI.
The doubleheader sweep puts the Eagles are 3-1 in NAC play (10-8 overall).
UMF drops to 1-3 and 4-9.