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Tringale tosses second no hitter

First pitch for the Knights game 2 of a doubleheader was at 2:50 p.m. on April 2. The Knights were looking for a sweep after winning the first game. The Knights defeated Quinsigamond Community College 16-0.

In the first inning, the Knights’ Kevin Rodriguez of Manchester, N.H., walked. Chris Bear of Boston ground out for the second out. Rodriguez was on second base when Nicholas White of Townsend hit a double that landed in front of the left field. Rodriguez had to move just 90 feet not knowing if the left fielder would catch it or not. The Knights had a runner in scoring position with one out when Jared Coppola of Lynn hit a deep fly ball between right center field on the warning track that scored Rodriguez from third. Joseph Settle of Melbourne, Fla., hit an RBI double. Richard Matos De La Cruz of Boston hit a groundball to short for the third out of the inning.

The Knights had Todd Tringale of Saugus on the mound. The last time he pitched he threw a no hitter on March 27. Tringale walked Jose Curet of Worcester. He struck out Steven Thomas of Worcester swinging Colin Fitzgerald of Auburn ground out a short roller to the pitcher. Tringale threw it to first in time for the out. Luis Rodriguez of Maynard hit a ground ball to the first baseman for the final out of the inning.


Jarred Coppola of Lynn at the plate with runners in scoring position.Photo by Editor-in-Chief/ Sports Editor Jose Rodriguez

Jarred Coppola of Lynn at the plate with runners in scoring position.

In the second inning Coppola hit a single through left field. Lucas Berube of Dighton got in first on a throwing error by the shortstop. Clay Campbell of Goffstown, N.H., went to third. The Knights had runners in the corners with nobody out when Kyle Hsu of Brookline N.H., hit a double that scored Campbell to make it 3-0 Knights. Rodriguez struck out with runners on second and third. Bear connected for a 2 RBI double to make it 5-0 Knights. White connected with an RBI single to make it 6-0. Coppola was at the plate when White stole second and Coppola struck out looking on a high pitch. Berube hit a fly ball to center field for the third out.

Quinsigamond’s Brandon Hart of Spencer ground out to the shortstop Campbell for the first out of the next inning. Tringale strike out Benjamin Borrero of Worcester looking for the second out of the inning. Tringale then struck out Jordan Molina of Webster.

In the third inning Matos De La Cruz got a base hit. Campbell got hit and stole second. Berube hit the ball under the glove of the third baseman that scored 2 more Knights runs and the Knights were up 8-0. Berube went to third on a wild pitch. Hsu scored the ninth run of the game, he hit a double as Rodriguez was up and he hit a fly ball to first for the first out of the inning. Bear made it 10-0 with a double down the third base line. White hit a 2 run home run to make it 12-0. Coppola got a base hit. Settle hit into a fielders choice. Matos De la Cruz struck out looking for the third out at the top of the 3rd inning.

Quinsigamond’s Mick Sullivan of Dudley bunted on the third base line. Coppola didn’t have a great grip when he was going to pick it up and the runner was safe without a throw as it was a error on the third baseman Coppola. Sullivan stole second. He struck out the next two batters. He issued a walk to Stephen Thomas of Worcester and Colin Fitzgerald of Auburn ground out to Campbell for the final out of the third.

In the fourth inning Campbell was at the plate when he groundout to the shortstop for the first out of the inning. Berube flied out to right and Hsu singled to right field. Rodriguez on the first pitch that he saw hit a double that scored Hsu from first. The Knights were up 13-0 when he hit a ground ball to

shortstop. The shortstop dove to catch the ball but he threw to first wild and the Knights had first and third with 2 out when White scored a 3 run home run to make it 16-0.

“I made a little adjustment between games, fouled, got into my legs more and definitely off the bat I knew it was gone…,” White said after the game.

Coppola flied out to the first baseman to end the inning top of the 4th. Tringale strike out the side.

In the fifth inning Settle hit a line drive to the third baseman for the first out of the inning. Matos De La Cruz doubled off the wall. Campbell hit a groundball to second over the leaping try of the Quinsigamond player and on to right field for a hit. Hsu hit a fly ball to the right field for the third out as.

In the bottom of the fifth, Tringale was on the mound. He was on his way pitching a no hitter in just six days apart from his last start. Tringale struck out Molina. He walked Sullivan and Jeremy Rodriguez of Worcester hit a ground ball to first for the second out of the inning Tringale complete dhis no hitter by Jose Curet of Worcester grounding out to short to end the game.

“Throughout the whole game I had a feeling but my main goal is just to stay on my pitches and execute every pitch,” Tringale said after the game. “I think the biggest thing that been working for me is just trusting my pitches just making sure I hit my spots trusting my catcher when he makes the call and then execute the pitch.