United’s Black tosses no-hitter against Clippers

Morning Journal/Chris Rambo United pitcher Shane Black no-hits Columbiana during Monday’s Division III sectional-opening win.

From Staff Reports

HANOVERTON–Shane Black threw a six-inning no-hitter as the United baseball team stormed past Columbiana 10-0 in six innings in a Division III sectional opener Monday.

The seventh-seeded Eagles advance to take on second-seeded Canton Central Catholic in a sectional final Thursday.

Black turned in a dominant effort with 10 strikeouts and no walks. The only Columbiana baserunner reached on an error.

At the plate, Parker Hydrick went 4-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Eagles. Brady Leyman went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Ethan McDevitt added a double and three RBIs. Alex Birtalan also had a pair of RBIs.

CO: 0-0-0-0-0-0– 0- 0-5

UN: 3-0-5-1-0-1–10-10-1

CO–Evan Kenneally, lp, (2IP, 3K, 2BB), Ryan Fahs (3IP, 1K, 3BB) and Erik Hopfenziz.

UN–Shane Black, wp, (6IP, 10K, 0BB) and Parker Hydrick.