Fluvanna County baseball’s John Glasscock was dealing Tuesday night, and Orange County simply couldn’t solve the Flucos’ West Virginia-committed sophomore.
“He dealt with a 45-minute weather delay and we weren’t sure if we were going to send him back out, but he said he wanted the ball,” said Fluvanna coach Joel Gray. “I’m glad we listened to him.”
Glasscock threw the first no-hitter of his varsity career in an efficient 77 pitches, striking out five as Fluvanna allowed just three total base runners on a pair of hit by pitches and a throwing error. Outside that lone error, Fluvanna’s defense was magnificent, including a double play in the fifth following one of Glasscock’s hit-by-pitches.
Fluvanna’s bats made sure it held up, scoring a pair of runs in the first before tacking on two more in the fourth and fifth. A Pierson Barnabei triple got the scoring started, scoring B.B. Cox, then Joe Gomez singled and plated Barnabei. Cox and Barnabei each had two hits with Barnabei going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored while Cox went 2-for-4 and scored the one run. Tristan Chisholm and Daniel Campbell each knocked in runs along with Mason Gross, Gomez and Glasscock.
Aiden Baker struck out two for the Hornets and walked one while giving up five earned runs.
The Flucos will travel to Louisa Wednesday in another pivotal clash while Orange travels to Monticello to face the Mustangs.