Hudson Valley Sports Report


Indians Bounce Back With A Statement Win

WAPPINGERS FALLS – With Roy C. Ketcham High School baseball coach Pat Mealy serving a one-game suspension for being ejected from Saturday’s game, and the Indians still smarting from that amidst a tough 4-3 walk-off loss to Arlington, Monday’s rematch suddenly became a statement game.

Turns out, it was a statement with an exclamation point.

Ketcham right-hander Xavier Kolhosser survived a shaky first inning and threw his first career no-hitter, completely shutting down the Admirals in a 7-0 league win.

Kolhosser struck out nine and walked three – two in a 33-pitch first inning.

“I actually thought today was going to be a bad day,” Kolhosser told Hudson Valley Sports Report. “Arlington’s first two batters are real tough, and they worked the count and fouled off a bunch of pitches and those were two of my walks right there in the first.”

But he settled down behind a fastball that the Admirals simply couldn’t catch up with.

“We felt really good about his fastball. We attacked them with the fastball and set it up with his secondary pitches,” said Ketcham assistant coach Mike Paino, who stepped in for Mealy. “He did a phenomenal job hitting his spots.”

Kolhosser said because of the longer-than-usual first inning, he truly had no idea he was throwing a no-no until his teammates started celebrating after the final out.

“We wanted this and we needed this to keep us going,” Kolhosser said of the Indians, who are now 11-2 overall. “We have a lot of baseball left.”

Sean Camacho was 2-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases for Ketcham. Ben Tullo had two hits and two RBI and Kevin Camacho had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

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