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On This Day In History | 1961

April 26, 2011

Masterson winds up

On this day 50 years ago pitcher Mike Masterson came tantalizingly close to perfection in a 6-0 no-hitter vs. St. Paul’s.  Masterson allowed no hits and no walks and if not for 2 errors by his defense he would have walked off the mound with the 1st perfect game in Stony Brook history.  The Blue and White built a substantial lead in the first 2 innings, scoring all 6 of their runs with help from a slew of St. Paul’s errors.  It proved to be 5 runs more than Masterson would need.

After Masterson struck out the 1st batter of the game, 1 of his 10 on the day, an error by the shortstop put a runner on base.  From there Masterson sat down the next 16 batters he faced, 7 on strikeouts, before a 2nd error was made with 2 outs in the top of the 6th.  The win evened the boys’ record at 3-3 as Dave Kleinschmidt led the offense with 3 RBIs.



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