Last season, Albemarle baseballl’s Scott Reid lost four one-run games on the mound, a victim of big-time pitching duels against some of the state’s best hurlers despite posting a 0.86 ERA.
This year, he’s back in a groove again, and it showed Tuesday night as Reid threw a no-hitter against Orange in a 1-0 win. The seven-inning no-hitter that included nine strikeouts and just a single walk, leaving him that one walk away from a perfect game came just five days after Reid led the Patriots to a key win over Monticello.
Reid got all the scoring he needed in the fourth inning when Chase Miller scored what stood up as the game-winning run. Jake Browning went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Patriots while Jack Bruns went 2-for-3. Ryan Porter drew a pair of walks and had a hit.
The no-hit effort is particularly impressive by Reid because he’s usually an effective, crafty ground ball pitcher who’s strikeout numbers aren’t overwhelming on most nights — he had 49 last season while posting a 0.86 ERA in 48 innings. It allowed the Patriots to overcome Cannon Davies on the other side too who struck out five and allowed five hits and a walk but surrendered just that single run.
The Patriots will host Charlottesville Thursday while Orange travels to take on Western Thursday night.