04/24/14 8:00pm
04/24/2014 8:00 PM
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)

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…)

04/24/14 8:00am
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)

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…)

04/19/14 2:23pm
04/19/2014 2:23 PM
In two varsity starts, Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell has two no-hitters. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk file photo)

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…)

04/11/14 7:34pm
04/11/2014 7:34 PM
Shoreham-Wading River freshman Brian Morrell embraces coach Sal Mignano after throwing a no-hitter Friday against Mount Sinai. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

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…)