Nic Rohloff tossed Hilton’s first no-hitter in four years Monday afternoon to lead the Cadets to a 5-0 home win against Gates Chili.
Rohloff struck out nine batters and didn’t allow a walk. He also helped his cause at the plate, finishing 1-for-2 with a run and a walk. His no-hitter was the first thrown by a Hilton pitcher since Josh Raleigh against Greece Olympia in 2013.
Not to be overshadowed, the Cadets had one of their best offensive games of the season with five runs and nine hits. Kyle Pellechia finished 3-for-4 with one RBI, Gavin Moore went 2-for-2 with a run and two RBI, and Morgan Kunigan went 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
Moore opened the scoring in the bottom of the second inning, scoring Rohloff and Kunigan on a two-run single. The score remained 2-0 until the sixth, when David Stirpe hit a bases-loaded single that scored Kunigan. The Cadets picked up their final two runs on a single by Pellechia that scored Moore. Josh Battaglia followed Moore home when defensive interference was called against the Spartans.
Hilton improved to 4-11 with the win against Gates Chili. It followed a miserable week of weather, in which the Cadets only played one complete game, leading to a jam-packed schedule this week.
The Cadets lost a close game at home to Victor Wednesday, 3-2. After opening the first inning with runs by Pellechia and Ryan Schmitt, the Hilton offense slowed. Victor scored one run each in the third and fifth innings to tie the game, and scored the eventual game-winning run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Victor retired all three Hilton batters in the seventh to hold on for the victory.
The Cadets headed out to Victor last Thursday and trailed 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning when the game was suspended due to inclement weather. The game will be completed this Tuesday at 4:30 in Victor.
Following the completion of the suspended game Tuesday, Hilton is on the road the following three days, facing Gates Chili Wednesday, Fairport Thursday and Webster Schroeder, the top-ranked team in the state for Class AA, Friday. All games are scheduled for 4:30. The final game of the regular season is scheduled for next Monday at home vs. Irondequoit, which will be senior day.