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Indians no-hit Nitros

Baseball: Barraza, Carey combine to keep Glendale off scoreboard, hitless in 5-0 win.

April 03, 2012|By Grant Gordon
  • Burroughs' Dylan Goldsack fields a ball at first base during a Pacific League game at Glendale High School on Tuesday.
Burroughs' Dylan Goldsack fields a ball at first… (Cheryl A. Guerrero,…)

NORTHEAST GLENDALE — A steady diet of fastballs, some timely offense and a flawless defense was a winning combination for the Burroughs High baseball team on Tuesday afternoon and the wrong end of the equation for host Glendale in the Pacific League ballgame.

Indians starter Daniel Barraza and reliever Zane Carey combined for a no-hitter in propelling Burroughs past Glendale, 5-0.

"Coach told me, 'Throw my fastball until they could hit it,'" said Barraza, who threw 4 2/3 innings, striking out eight and walking three on 80 pitches.

And the Nitros (3-4, 1-2 in league) could never hit Barraza, nor Carey, who went the remainder of the game, striking out two and hitting one batter.

In all, Burroughs (5-9, 2-1) had to contend with just four baserunners, as Glendale gave itself plenty of problems by swinging at pitches out of the zone all game long.

"They're at a stage where they're frustrated now, so I think they're pressing," Nitros Coach Jesus Osuna said. "Hitting's one of those things where if one guy does it, everybody does it and if one guy doesn't hit, nobody's hitting."

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The Indians had but five hits against Glendale hurler Daniel Aragon, but also drew five walks and made their hits count.

"It was a good performance overall," Barraza said. "Some key hits, too, actually helped out."

Aragon labored through the first inning and, hence, Barraza pitched with a lead throughout.

"In the beginning, he got the ball up," Osuna said. "Our pitching gave them opportunities and they took the momentum."

Aragon walked the first two batters of the game, was aided by pickoff, but then was plagued by back-to-back, two-out hits from Chris Peale and Ryan Gordon, with Peale belting a double to left-center field that plated Miles Haddad to open the soring before Gordon singled in Peale.

Aragon walked the bases loaded in the second, but only gave up a run to Mathew Kelsey who stole home on a delayed steal that caught the Nitros napping.

Down, 3-0, Aragon settled down to the tune of retiring 10 straight, as he would go the distance, throwing 122 pitches and striking out seven, while walking five and allowing five hits.

He ran into more two-out troubles in the fifth that essentially put the game to rest, as Zander Anding doubled with two outs in front of a Dylan Goldsack infield single that saw an errant throw allow Anding to come around. Gordon then came up clutch once more with a triple to left that scored Goldsack for a 5-0 advantage.

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