PLATTSBURGH — It was a shorter day for Brian Burns Sunday.
The former Plattsburgh State standout pitched a five-inning, no-hitter in the Fourth Ward A’s 10-0 win over the Meron’s Expos in Champlain Valley Baseball League play at Lefty Wilson Field.
In the first game, Billy Davis tossed a four-hitter in the Expos’ 8-1 victory.
Burns, who struck out 17 in eight innings last Sunday, fanned seven and walked two.
Casey Brighton, his catcher at Plattsburgh State, went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs. Pat Shaughnessy and Brian Elliott added two hits each, with Elliott getting a home run and three RBI.
Tyler Greene started and took the loss for the Expos, who dropped their first game of the season following three wins.
In the opener, Davis struck out seven in going the distance for the win. Joe Kirkpatrick took the loss.
Chris Roenbeck paced Meron’s offensively with a home run and double, while Glenn Engstrom added two hits and Chris Pescetti a double. The Expos jumped in front with four runs in the first inning.
Shaughnessy rapped a double for the A’s and Jake Tolosky drove in his team’s lone run of the game.
Expos 8, A’s 1
Expos 401 030 0 — 8 7 0
A’s 010 000 0 — 1 4 1
Davis and Gordon. Kirkpatrick, McGee (6) and Brighton. WP- Davis. LP- Kirkpatrick. 2B- Pescetti (E), Roenbeck (E), Shaughnessy (A’s). HR- Roenbeck (E).
A’s 10, Expos 0
Expos 000 00 — 0 0 4
A’s 222 13 — 10 11 1
Greene, Davis (2), Bergman (4) and Gordon. Burns and Brighton. WP- Burns. LP- Greene. HR- Elliott (A’s).
MINERS 9, CARDINALS 1CARDINALS 9, MINERS 8
LYON MOUNTAIN — The Lyon Mountain Miners scored six runs in the seventh inning to pull away to a win in the first game.
The Fourth Ward Cardinals then jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the second contest and held on for a split on the day.