Four pitchers combine for no-hitter

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Freshman Mike Wakalowski earned his first career win, having pitched the first three innings.
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ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley combined four pitchers to no-hit Valley Forge Christian while Devin Dellinger drove in six runs and Andrew Wooley had five hits in a 26-1 win.

Freshman Mike Wakalowski (1-0) earned his first career win, pitching the no-no along with Brent McDowell, Patrick Reagan, and Brett Fundell in the seven-inning game. The no-hitter was LVC's first since 2009, when Brian Miller beat Lancaster Bible in a seven-inning game.

LVC scored 14 runs in the second inning to bust the game open as they batted around twice. Dellinger went 5-for-7 with six RBI and three runs scored, and Woolley was 5-for-6 with four driven in and four scored.  Freshman Bryce Betz recorded his first career hits going 2-for-3, as did Anthony Stone with a 2-for-5 day with 3 RBI. Mike Puglisi, Zac Edwards, Brandon Popp, and Glenn Dietrich also recorded multi-hit games, while Zach Smith extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Valley Forge's lone run was the result of a pair of first-inning errors, with Matt McKenzie and Josh Strohm scoring before Wakalowski struck out the last three batters he faced to end the inning with the bases loaded. LVC pitching retired every other batter from there, 21 in a row, with 14 strikeouts.

Wakalowski earned the win in a pre-determined three-inning stint, with McDowell (2.0 IP), Reagan (1.0 IP), and Fundell (1.0 IP) finishing up. Matthew McKenzie (0-2) took the loss for the Patriots (0-7).

Lebanon Valley will open a weekend series with Stevenson Friday at McGill Field, starting at 3:30 p.m.