Queen Creek beat McClintock, 4-0, on Thursday in its last game of the Mesquite Tournament, thanks to a combined no-hitter from Josh Andrews and Marcus Still.
Only two other pitchers in Queen Creek baseball history have pitched a no-hitte: Dillon Freeman in 2010 and Jaren Holmes in 2013. Andrews pitched six innings of hitless baseball and had eight strikeouts in the win to improve to 2-1 on the season. Still had a quick 1-2-3 inning in the seventh to close out the game.
"I felt good," said Andrews of the no-hitter. "All of my pitches were on and I felt like I was working well with Tanner (Bradford) all day behind the plate. I think I got the job done today. It felt good to make the adjustments and give my team a shot to win."
Offensively, the Bulldogs only had a combined six hits. Andrews had an all-around day as he had two hits for the team, alongside Austin Nichols and Bohdy Forsgren, who also had two hits apiece. Forsgren had three RBI.
QC scored two runs in the bottom of the second. With one out, Nichols singled and Bryce Dobbs walked to put runners on for Forsgren. Nichols attempted the steal to third and was caught by McClintock. However, a poor throw and a quick slide from Nichols put runners on second and third. Forsgren followed with a line drive to center field, which skipped under the glove of the outfielder and scored both runs.
Dobbs scored his second run of the day after getting hit in the bottom of the fourth. He moved all the way around the bases on a sac bunt from Forsgren and a 6-3 out to Bradford and then scored on a passed ball.
QC scored its final run in the bottom of the sixth. Nichols singled to start the inning and then stole second and advanced to third on an errant throw from the catcher. Forsgren then hit a one-out single to bring in Nichols for the score.