|Craig Frobel's no-hitter was one of two thrown on Sunday.
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ARLINGTON, VA - The Western Connecticut State University baseball team opened the 2016 season by taking two of three games at Marymount University (VA), Saturday and Sunday at Barcroft Park, including a no-hitter in game two by senior Craig Frobel.
In the second of a three game set, the Saints and Colonials opened up Sunday morning with a pitchers' duel between sophomore Dylan Gerdts and Western Connecticut's Craig Frobel, both players throwing complete games on the mound.
The first two innings were pretty quick, seeing no hits or base runners on either side, but in the top of the third the lone score for the game would cross home plate. Gerdts worked the first batter into a fly out to junior Lorenzo Calderon in right field before walking the next batter. Following another fly out, this time to Tyree in center field, the Colonials next batter smacked a ball to left center for a double, bringing home the runner from first for the 1-0 advantage.
Gerdts continued to pitch well for the remainder of the game, only giving up three more hits through his seven innings on the mound, but Frobel continued to pitch well on Western Connecticut's end eventually working the lineup for a no-hitter.
Coates was the only Saint in the contest to make it onto base, earning a walk in his second at-bat.
The Saints continue their home stand on Tuesday, March 1, as they host No. 16 Shenandoah University at Nationals Youth Academy. First pitch is set for 12:45 p.m.