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Oliver pitches no-hitter for St. Vincent

Pitching was the name of the game for St. Vincent in the rain-shortened Fort Bragg Rotary-Bill Pavioni Invitational Tournament.

Highlight for the Mustangs came in their second game when Dusty Oliver threw a no-hitter to beat McKinleyville, 2-0. Oliver walked four and struck out six, facing only four batters more than the minimum.

St. Vincent scored a run in the second inning on hits by Oliver and Sheppard, a hit batter and Zach Smith's fielder's choice and added another in the sixth on George Sammon's double, a passed ball and Alex Neve's sacrifice fly.

Sammon had two hits for the Mustangs.

St. Vincent slipped in its first game in the tournament, losing to St. Bernard's of Eureka, 5-1.

St. Vincent managed just one hit off St. Bernard's pitcher Matt Kirk, who pitched a seven-inning complete game, striking out eight. St. Vincent's only hit was a sixth-inning single over the second baseman's head by Neve in the sixth inning to drive home the Mustangs' run.

Neve pitched four good innings for St. Vincent, and left trailing just 1-0. St. Bernard tacked on a run in the fifth and broke the game open with three runs in the sixth.

St. Vincent's consolation finals game against Miramonte was cancelled because of a wet playing field.

Now 6-3 on the season, St. Vincent hosts rival Tomales Friday afternoon.


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