Baseball: Fort Pierce Central pitchers combine on no-hitter

Tony Kobbe and Marcus Sigmon combined for a no-hitter Friday as Fort Pierce Central’s baseball team defeated Treasure Coast 2-1 in Fort Pierce.

Kobbe, a senior right-hander, walked one and struck out two in six innings. Sigmon, also a senior right-hander, retired all three batters in the seventh for his third save.

The win was Kobbe’s first this season.

“He threw the ball well and generated a lot of ground balls and pop-ups,” Fort Pierce Central coach David Pierce said. “His fastball was his best pitch.”

Kobbe also hit a two-run single with one out in the sixth. Vinny Lucera added two hits for Fort Pierce Central (6-7), which has won four of its last five games.

Treasure Coast (5-8), which scored a run in the second inning, had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Fort Pierce Central plays host to Community Christian at 4 p.m. Monday.

Jensen Beach 6, Boynton Beach 2: Casey Scoggins went 2-for-3 with a double, run, an RBI and a stolen base, and C.J. Fitzpatrick went 2-for-3 with two runs as the Falcons won District 15-5A game at Boynton Beach.

Tyler Bauman pitched a two-hitter, struck out 13 and hit a two-run double for Jensen Beach (13-4, 4-0 district).

Jensen Beach has won a season-high seven consecutive game, and pitching and defense have played a key role. The Falcons have allowed three runs or less in 14 of their 17 games this season.

Jensen Beach plays at Palm Beach Gardens at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Vero Beach 5, St. Lucie West Centennial 4 (9 inn.): Austin Green scored on Chris Kazen’s one-out sacrifice fly to center field to cap a two-run ninth inning and the Fighting Indians turned a double play to preserve a District 6-8A win.

With one out, Alex Garcia walked, Green singled to left and Jordyn Cruz hit a run-scoring double off of the left-field wall for a 4-3 lead.

Centennial had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth when Anthony Napolitano and Victor Ruiz walked and Hunter Melton hit a run-scoring single to make it 5-4.

Ryan Fetzner hit a one-out drive to deep right-center field, but Vero Beach’s Kellen Cooney made an over-the-shoulder catch on the run, turned and fired a one-hop throw to first base for a game-ending double play.

Vero Beach (10-5, 1-2 district) had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the eight on John Corso’s run-scoring single.

Centennial (6-8, 2-2) tied it when Fetzner tripled and scored on an infield single by Anthony DeJesus.

Shawn Ramsey went 3-for-5 with one RBI. Corso had two hits and two RBIs, and Cruz had two hits, one run and one RBI for Vero Beach. Green had two hits and one run, and Todd also had two hits.

Melton, DeJesus and Bobby Konger had two hits apiece for Centennial.

Vero Beach plays at Port St. Lucie at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

South Fork 2, Port St. Lucie 1: Andrew Calderone had two hits and drove in both runs as the Bulldogs won a District 12-7A game at Tropical Farms.

Calderone hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning and drove in Robby Hill with a sacrifice fly to center field in the seventh inning to end the game.

Andrew Calderone went 2-for-3 and drove in both runs.

Hill walked, went to second on Brandon Kelley’s sacrifice bunt. Jason Popovich was walked intentionally and Rami Rouhi walked to load the bases. Hill easily beat the throw home on Calderone’s fly ball for South Fork (9-9, 5-3 district).

Popovich scattered three hits and struck out four. Port St. Lucie’s Jesse Arnold allowed six hits and struck out six

Port St. Lucie is 11-4, 5-3.

South Fork plays at Fort Pierce Central at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Suncoast 13, Fort Pierce Westwood 0: John Granger pitched a perfect game and struck out four as the Chargers beat the Panthers (2-12, 1-3) in a District 15-5A game at Fort Pierce.

Westwood plays host to St. Edward’s at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Martin County 12, Okeechobee 7: The Tigers (17-1, 8-0) clinched the top seed in District 12-7A.

Article source: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/mar/31/baseball-fort-pierce-central-pitchers-combine-on/

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