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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 9-0.
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.

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