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Thursday, May 3, 2012

POLL: Should home teams be the official scorer?

#ctbase –Amity junior pitcher Mike Concato threw his first career no-hitter in a 1-0 win over Sheehan in a Southern Connecticut Conference Housatonic Division game at Woodbridge.

Concato struck out nine and did not walk anyone. It would have been a perfect game had there not been two errors committed by the Spartans.

However, after the game Sheehan coach Matt Altieri tweeted:

“Real tough only got one hit but pitched and played D well.”
He also tweeted:

“Infield single in 7th but exciting game till the very end.”

According to Amity coach Sal Coppola, the play in question happened in the seventh inning when Mike Kakalow led off with a ground ball that was fielded by Spartans’ third baseman Keith Klebart.

According to Coppola, Klebart’s throw was in the dirt, allowing Kakalow to reach first. Coppola said he thought it was a tough play, but it was makeable.

Altieri said he didn’t know originally Amity had it scored as an error. The home team is designated as the official book and Amity was the home team.

Both coaches didn’t want Concato’s strong effort on the mound to be tainted by any controversy.
“(Concato) pitched such an incredible game,” Coppola said


Anonymous scorer said...

that is the gray area when scoring.. if a milestone is in question- the coaches should have talked about it after the game.. bad work on their part..

May 4, 2012 at 8:38 AM 
Blogger Henry Chisholm said...

I like the idea of appointing official scorers. Especially in baseball, the only sport where there truly are judgment calls.

May 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM 

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