Shoreham-Wading River senior Matt Fox drove in a pair of runs in the Wildcats’ playoff win over Westhampton Wednesday. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
CLASS A PLAYOFFS | WILDCATS 7, HURRICANES 2
Through five innings Wednesday, the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats were still searching for their first hit, locked into a pitcher’s duel against Westhampton in the first round of the Class A playoffs.
Sixteen players had to come to bat for the Wildcats and only one reached base on a walk.
“It was very frustrating,” said third baseman Matt Fox. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Brian Morrell threw his third career no-hitter Wednesday in a win over Amityville. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
WILDCATS 10, WARRIORS 0
The 2015 season may not have started the way Brian Morrell envisioned. The Shoreham-Wading River sophomore carried an 0-3 record into Wednesday’s game against Amityville, one year after he threw no-hitters in his first two varsity starts.
Some of it was hard luck. He pitched a gem in a non-league game against St. John the Baptist April 21, losing 1-0 on a seventh-inning home run. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell pitches against Westhampton. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
When Brian Morrell took the mound for Shoreham-Wading River on April 11, the freshman was making his first varsity start. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell gave up his first runs of the season Thursday against Westhampton, but the Wildcats still got the win. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
WILDCATS 13, HURRICANES 5
A larger than normal crowd lined the first base side of Kevin Williams Memorial Field Thursday afternoon in Shoreham. The chatter before the first pitch centered on Shoreham-Wading River’s sudden pitching sensation, Brian Morrell.
“Is the freshman pitching?” one eager fan asked. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell has found himself in rare company by throwing two no-hitters in his first two varsity starts. (Credit: Bill Landon)
Soon after Taylore Baker threw consecutive no-hitters in his first two varsity starts in 2008, the Canton, Ohio, teen and his father began researching who else had ever accomplished the feat.
They started by looking through the Ohio state record books. They also searched the Internet for a match elsewhere in the country.
They found no one. Until now. (more…)
In two varsity starts, Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell has pitched two no-hitters. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk file photo)
WILDCATS 4, PANTHERS 0
Brian Morrell did it again.
Incredibly, eight days after pitching a no-hitter in his first varsity start for the Shoreham-Wading River High School baseball team, the 15-year-old freshman turned in a repeat performance on Saturday. In his first pitching appearance since that memorable no-hitter against Mount Sinai, Morrell hurled another one, this time shutting down Miller Place’s bats in a 4-0 victory. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell embraces coach Sal Mignano after throwing a no-hitter Friday against Mount Sinai. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
WILDCATS 3, MUSTANGS 0
Coming into the season, Brian Morrell was expected to factor into Shoreham-Wading River’s pitching rotation, most likely as the No. 3 starter. Because of the way the schedule worked out, the talented youngster’s first opportunity to start a game came Friday, eight games into the season.
A freshman already in second year on varsity, Morrell made his first start one to remember. (more…)