Krentz throws no-hitter at UAAs

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Neal Krentz has pitched the last fifth no-hitter in the last seven days.
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SANFORD, Fla. - Junior right-hander Neal Krentz tossed a seven-inning no-hitter, the first in UAA Baseball Championship history, as the Case Western Reserve University baseball team defeated University of Rochester 12-0 in Sanford, Florida.

Krentz walked five and struck out eight, retiring the side in order in the third and fifth innings

Sophomore leftfielder Josh Neal finished 3-3 with a a double and four runs batted in, and senior first baseman Rob Winemiller drove in three runs.

The Spartans wasted no time in getting on the board in the top of the first inning. Antonio Damiano singled and moved to second on a muffed throw on a ball hit to short by Winemiller. Senior third baseman Andrew Gronski singled to left field to load the bases. 

Damiano scored when senior shortstop Kerrigan Cain reached on a fielder's choice. With two outs, freshman second baseman Alex Capetillo singled to score Winemiller. Senior designated hitter Will Meador doubled in Capetillo and Neal singled down the right field line to make it 5-0.

Neal and Winemiller each hit two-run doubles in the third inning to extend the lead to 9-0. Neal produced his third hit in the fifth inning and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Winemiller. Kerrigan Cain singled in sophomore rightfielder Aaron Cain and the lead ballooned to 12-0 when Gronski, who reached on a fielder's choice, scored on a throwing error.