DOVER — On opening day, Wes Tobin was in mid-season form. The Portsmouth Christian Academy ace tossed a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts in a 7-0 win over Newmarket — spinning a sparkling Division IV opener for the defending state champs on Monday. Tobin threw 89 pitches and allowed one runner to reach base on a walk.
"First time out, we face the best pitcher in Division IV," Newmarket coach Stan Jurkoic said. "He was on. He had a good curve going. I tip my cap to him.
Tobin did damage with his bat, too. His two-run single in the first gave the Eagles the lead for good. Joe Towle was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs. Dom Mancuso had his first varsity hit and scored a run.
Newmarket limited this offseason due to the ongoing repairs in its gymnasium, which was flooded when a pipe burst over the winter — handed the ball to senior Aaron Pomeroy. He allowed the seven runs over six innings, scattering just four hits and fanning five. He allowed three walks and hit two batters.
"We made errors behind him that we'll have to clean up," Jurkoic said.
TOBIN'S WALK-OFF TWO RUN BLAST WINS IT FOR PCA
DOVER — Wes Tobin hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh over the fence in left to lift the Eagles to victory.
Down 4-3, PCA (2-0) rallied in the bottom of the inning when Joe Towle led off with a single. Tobin then won it with his dinger. Towle was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI, while Tobin added an RBI double in the first inning. Ethan Foley was 2 for 3 and Nick Watson had an RBI groundout in the sixth that cut the Epping lead to 4-3.
Shaun Bradley pitched six strong innings for PCA, allowing four runs on four hits. Drew McCormack pitched the seventh and earned the win.