Senior right-hander Sean Brady mowed down opposing batters over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday night as Ida Baker registered a 1-0 no-hit victory over North Fort Myers.
Brady struck out 15 batters and with reliever Luke Rolland posted the first no-hitter of the season.
Brady (2-0) also figured into the game-winning run in the fifth inning with a leadoff double, one of only three base hits by the Bulldogs. After advancing to third base on a passed ball, Brady scored in Isaac Struense's sac-fly to right field.
The Bulldogs (3-1) host Cape Coral on Friday.
North FM 000 000 0 - 0 0 0
Ida Baker 000 010 0 - 1 3 0
W - Brady (2-0). L - Peterson.
2B - Brady (IB).
Island Coast 7, North Port 0: Freshman Anthony Churlin belted a double over the centerfielder's head in a key situation in the fifth inning to drive in two runs and spark Island Coast to a shutout victory Wednesday night over North Port.
Leadin 1-0, the Gators got the leadoff batter on base with a walk in the fifth. After a sacrifice, and an intentional walk to get to Churlin, the freshman came through in a big way driving in two runs for a 3-0 lead. The floodgates opened and the Gators added three more runs for a five-run rally that established a 6-0 cushion.
F.T. Corso, who struck out seven over five innings, got the win. Cole Ondrejka was the only multiple hitter for the Gators, going 2-for-3 with two RBI.
The Gators (2-3) are offering a BBQ fundraiser before and during Friday's home game against Lehigh to support the team.
North Port 000 000 0 - 0 4 3
Island Coast 010 051 x - 7 8 0
W - Corso (2-0). L - White.
2B - Browning (NP), Churlin (IC).
Gulf Coast 8, Mariner 3: Trailing 3-1 in the fourth inning, and with two outs, Gulf Coast rallied for five runs taking advantage of three Mariner fielding errors to open a comfortable lead en route to victory Wednesday night.
Junior Luis Ferrer drove in a pair of runs for the Tritons, with a sac-fly in the first inning and a single in the sixth. The Tritons were limited to just three hits in the game.
The Tritons (1-3) play Thursday at South Fort Myers.
Mariner 100 002 0 - 3 3 5
Gulf Coast 012 500 x - 8 9 1
W - Leon. L - Ferrer (0-2).
2B - Damiano (GC).
Fort Myers 3, Cape Coral 2: Fort Myers pushed across three runs in the sixth inning Wednesday night and held on to beat Cape Coral.
Emily McLain doubled and later scored on a groundout for one of Cape's runs with pitcher Makenzie Buss accounting for the other run with a solo home run.
The Seahawks (4-2) play at North Fort Myers Friday.
Ft. Myers 000 003 0 - 3 4 2
Cape Coral 100 000 1 - 2 2 3
W - Mayer. L - Buss (4-2).
2B - McLain (CC). HR - Buss (CC).
Gulf Coast 6, Mariner 4: A 5-0 deficit proved too much to ovecome Wednesday night as Mariner lost at Gulf Coast.
Taylor Henderson went 2-for-4 to lead the Tritons at the plate despite enjoying a 9-7 edge in total base hits over the Sharks.
The Tritons rallied with three runs in the fifth inning to trim the deficit to 5-3, but the Sharks held on for the win.
The Tritons (3-2) host Cypress Lake on Friday.
Mariner 000 030 1 - 4 9 1
Gulf Coast 401 010 x - 6 7 2
W - Marks. L Langdale (3-2).
2B - Gillions (M).
Ida Baker 5, South Fort Myers 2
Singles - Chris Carrillo (IB) def. Damrongthul 6-4, 6-2; Kratochvil (SFM) def. Brandt Williamson 1-6, 7-5(10-6); Jordan Diggs (IB) def. Parke 6-3, 6-0; Drayton Diggs (IB_ def. Dushanov 6-2, 6-1; Lucas Wiles (IB) def. Meruvia 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles - Damrongthul-Kratochvil (SFM) def. Carrillo-Williamson 8-3; Diggs-Diggs (IB) def. Parke-Dushanov 8-3.
Records: Ida Baker 4-0.
Next Match: Ida Baker at Cape Coral, Thursday.