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BASEBALL'S NOT OVER
FOR THEM: Monticello’s Mark Stofko, right, and
Joe Rivela, background, look on during this past spring’s
Sullivan West Spring Break Baseball Tournament, which the
Panthers won a second consecutive year. Both continued to
play.on the Monticello Big League team.
Scott Coddington Hurls
By Tim Havas
MONTICELLO — July 21, 2000 – Monticello evened its Big League
record to 3-3 by sweeping a doubleheader in Walden on June 28, which
was highlighted by Scott Coddington’s no-hitter in the nightcap.
Monticello won the first game by a score of 16-3. In the first inning
Monticello jumped out to a 6-0 lead. Leadoff batter Gil Suarez singled
and stole second. Scott Coddington singled and drove home Suarez. Raul
Vaquedano, George Brandes, Joe Rivela and Rich Fello all followed with
hits. Ray Suarez then doubled home Fello.
In the second inning, Brandes singled home Raul Vaquedano. Joe Rivela
doubled to score Vaquedano, which helped extend Monticello’s lead to
Walden closed the gap by scoring two runs in the third. Eric Brown
sparked the rally by singling and later scoring.
In the top of the fourth Monticello’s starting pitcher Brian Heavey
helped his cause by smacking a two-run homer after Rivela singled.
Monticello scored five more runs in the fifth inning. Suarez singled
home Fello. Coddington, Vaquedano, Brandes, and Tyrese Hilliard all
followed with hits. Heavey pitched four innings to get the win.
In the second game, Scott Coddington led Monticello to a 10-0 victory,
pitching a no-hitter. Coddington struck out nine batters.
Monticello scored its first run when Vaquedano collected his fourth hit
of the day, scoring Suarez. George Brandes followed with his fourth hit
of the afternoon, scoring Vaquedano.
In the bottom of the second Monticello’s Andre Simmons and Abe Corces
walked and both scored on a double by Suarez.
Coddington helped his cause by singling home Suarez. Brandes followed
with another hit and was driven home by Rivela, who collected his
fourth hit of the afternoon.
In the fourth inning Monticello extended its lead on an RBI single by
Mark Stofko, which scored Heavey, who had tripled.