PELHAM, N.Y. Anthony Senerchia was trying not to think about it, but when he took the mound for the sixth inning, the Pelham starter realized it. Senerchia had a no-hitter through five innings against Hastings, and was six outs away from joining teammate Gjon Ljucovic, who tossed a no-no against White Plains. Matt Adipietro would spoil it, though, with a two-out single in the sixth, but Senerchia would allow no more. The right-hander finished with a one-hitter and five strikeouts in a 7-0 shutout of visiting Hastings. The Pelicans are now 4-2 on the season.Pelham's David Wright, Ljucovic and Senerchia have allowed eight runs in six games and posted two shutouts. Senerchia has not allowed a run in 10 innings this season. He tossed three spotless innings in relief against Byram Hills last week. Pitching those three innings brought my confidence up because it had been a while since I was on the mound, said Senerchia, who helped himself with a two-run double in the fifth inning. I am glad I finally got a chance to pitch today. Ben [Schwartz] called a great game today. They were a good hitting team, but I was able to throw strikes, and our defense made the plays for me. Adipietro, who turned two double plays, punched a single up the middle in the sixth. Prior to that, Hastings best opportunity at a hit came in the third. Nick Galasso hit a long fly ball to straight-away center that Ljucovic chased down. Senerchia also started a 1-6-3 double play in the fourth inning. Anthony threw a great game today, catcher Schwartz said. His curveball was on, and the location on his fastball was great. Pelham supplied Senerchia with a 3-0 lead after two innings. In the first inning, Henry Manning singled, swiped second and scored on Wrights single to left. Wright is 4 for 7 with four RBIs in the last two games. Greg Sigelbaum led off the second inning with a walk and stolen base. Senerchia was hit by pitch and Mark Hernandez followed with a line-drive single to center, on an 0-2 pitch, scoring Sigelbaum. Wright increased the lead to 3-0 with a double to deep left.
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RBI Anthony Senerchia 2, David Wright 2, Mark Hernandez, Doug Lang, Michael Murray. 2B Anthony Senerchia, David Wright. WP Anthony Senerchia. LP Jeb Polstein.
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