A recent nine-day stretch showcased the depth of pitching talent on the Bay baseball team’s roster. The Rockets (7-4, 4-2 Great Lakes Conference) have won three of their last four games, all shutouts, with starting hurlers throwing no-hitters in two of them. It started on April 8 when Jay Rinehart tossed a no-no in a 1-0 win at Elyria Catholic. He walked two and struck out three over five innings in a game that was shortened by rain. The day after losing a 2-1 decision to GLC rival Fairview, the Rockets rebounded on April 13 when Cody Devos threw the team’s second no-hitter in less than a week in a 10-0, five-inning win. Devos struck out eight over the course of the afternoon. The pitching staff followed up on April 16 with Aiden Cseh, Tony Buttari, Owen Cooper and Rinehart combining to throw a three-hit shutout in a 5-0 win over Benedictine at Progressive Field as part of the Cleveland Indians Charities Hardball Classic. The foursome combined to fan six batters over the course of the afternoon in downtown Cleveland. The Rockets will close out this week by hosting Valley Forge at 5 p.m. on Thursday, then travel to Brookside on Saturday for a 1 p.m. start.
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