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Hoy's no-hitter lifts Walled Lake Central to doubleheader split with Waterford Mott WITH PHOTO GALLERY

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Baseball - 4/27/2016 

Walled Lake Central 1-2
Waterford Mott 3-0
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COMMERCE - Walled Lake Central junior pitcher Pierson Hoy made only his second career start on the mound Wednesday, but his pitching performance was such that it will be remembered for a lifetime.

Hoy, a hard-throwing right-hander, fired a no-hitter in the Vikings’ 2-0 victory over Waterford Mott in the nightcap of a KLAA baseball twin bill.

Mott won the opener, 3-1.

Hoy struck out nine Corsairs, and only allowed one base runner (a hit-batsman) through the first six innings. In the seventh, Hoy seemed to have control issues, walking the bases loaded, but managed to pitch out of the jam by striking out the last two batters to complete the gem.

Central second-year coach Luis Vasquez was obviously very impressed with Hoy’s work. “Pierson had great command of his pitches today. His fastball set up his off speed pitches. He has done a great job for us this season.”

Mott first year-coach Collin McGran countered with right-hander Alex Westmorland, who also threw well enough to win in game two. Westmorland dealt five shutout innings until Central was able to push two runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth. He allowed one earned run on five hits, striking out one.

The Vikings’ shortstop Jimi Kandah led off the Central sixth with an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error. Late in the game, Vasquez opted to play small ball and brought in Yoshihiro Morihara to pinch hit, and he beat out a bunt and advanced Kandah to third. Junior Jack Gulvas (who was 1-for-1 with a walk and a sacrifice) plated Kandah with a sacrifice fly to right field to give the Vikings the go-ahead run. Morihara later scored on a double by first base man Matthew Pfeiffer (who finished 2-for-3) to give the Vikings and Hoy an insurance run heading into the finale.

Mott took the first game behind a strong pitching performance from Noah Scyzoryk, who carried a no-hitter into the top of the fifth before Central leadoff hitter Jacob Downey reached first on an infield single.

The Corsairs scored the first run of the day off Central starter Cooper Dundas on an RBI single by Andy Hung, plating Carlos Moyet.

Mott would score twice more in the top of the fifth when Moyet reached on an error. Matt Scally added a single and then Jose Ruelas plated both Moyet and Scally on a double down the third-base line to give Mott a 3-0 lead.

In the Central sixth, the Vikings pushed across their only run of the game. Scyzoryk struck out six Vikings on the day, and only surrendered three hits in six innings of work.

Central second baseman David Sprinkle led off the Viking seventh with a long double in the left field corner. McGran chose to call it a day for Scyzoryk and turned things over to relief pitcher Chris Gorham, who got Gulvas to fly out deep to right field and then struck out the final two hitters to end the game and give the Corsairs the 3-1 victory in the opener.

With the split, the Vikings move to 7-3 overall and 5-3 in the KLAA North and will host Southfield Christian Thursday. The Corsairs are now 3-9 and 1-9 in the KLAA North.

Last Updated: 4/27/2016 10:46:06 PM EST


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