OLD ORCHARD BEACH – Greg Frederick made history Monday night, throwing a no-hitter for No. 5 seed Penn State-Beaver in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association baseball national tournament at the Ballpark.

His victim was Central Maine Community College, and the 3-0 victory was the first no-hitter in the history of the USCAA national tournament.

Frederick, a senior right-hander, went into the game with an 8-1 record, and 1.45 ERA in 681/3 innings.

Against CMCC, he struck out 13 and walked just two.

“He was very difficult,” said CMCC Coach Charles Bunyea. “His velocity was great. He had a great mix of pitches. And that arm angle really threw us off.”

CMCC (19-8) will play Clark State Community College of Springfield, Ohio, in an elimination game at 8:30 a.m. today.

Frederick nearly gave up a hit in the final inning, to third baseman Justin Staires of Rumford. Staires hit a line drive down the left-field line that dropped just foul.

“I was blowing real hard on that one,” said Frederick.

In the same at-bat, Staires almost reached on a dribbler to second base, but Frederick covered the bag just in time.

“I just had everything working tonight. Had the slider working and used it early on,” said Frederick.

 

CLARK STATE C.C. and Southern Virginia University played morning games on Monday, then went down to Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox face the Toronto Blue Jays.

 

JOBS ARE PART of the deal for students at the Apprentice School in Newport News, Va. Apprentice is the tournament’s No. 1 seed. Players sometimes spend up to six hours a day working for Northrop Grumman Corporation between balancing classes and athletics. The school is a four-year college that teaches 18 trades related to the craft of shipbuilding.

 

JAMAL MUSTAFA, who pitched a three-hitter for Southern Maine C.C. in a 5-3 win Monday over Penn State-Greater Allegheny, is the Seawolves’ ace “He was working with everything he had,” said Charlie Boettcher, SMCC’s center fielder. “That makes it so much easier to go into the box when you have confidence your pitcher is getting it done. We have all of our confidence in (Mustafa).”

 

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