Perhaps it was the suddenly chilly weather (not to mention a bout of hail in many Connecticut ‘burgs) that cooled off a few lineups, but Thursday saw two no-hitters thrown by Fairfield County baseball pitchers.
The first to come in was Bunnell’s Ron Rossomondo, who dominated in an 8-0 victory over Pomperaug for his first career no-hitter. Rossomondo, a senior committed to UConn who has the attention of most Major League Baseball scouts, was one walk away from a perfect game. He walked the first batter he faced but then retired every batter the rest of the game.
Soon afterward, Staples’ 6-foot-5 sophomore righthander Ryan Fitton threw a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over Greenwich. He has six strikeouts, and got Greenwich to groundout 14 times and pop-out just once.
“I pitched really well and hit my spots,” said Fitton, who pitched through some early hail. “But (I) wouldn’t have been able to do it without the fielding I had and the offense.”
This isn’t the first time Fitton helped the Wreckers fell Greenwich. Fitton, a tight end on the football team, also caught a touchdown pass vs. the Cardinals on Thanksgiving.
Here’s a list of no-hitters thrown this season in baseball. Let us know if there were others.
- Mike Cowell, Shelton: No hitter in a 10-0 victory over Branford with 15 strikeouts on April 8.
- Brian Hnatuk and Joe Nemchek, Trumbull: Combined to no-hit Class L runner up Masuk 4-1 on April 8.
- Jackson Ward, Wilton: No hitter in an 8-0 victory over Brookfield, April 8.
- John Mormile and Walter Wyskiel, Coginchaug: Mormile threw 12 strikeouts in the 23-0 victory over HMTCA/AAE.
- Ronny Rossomondo, Bunnell: Walked first, retired next 21 in a 8-0 victory over Pomperaug April 23.
- Ryan Fitton, Staples: No-hitter in 3-0 victory over Greenwich April 23.