Melrose junior Andy Scocca almost had a perfect game Friday when he retired the first 14 batters he faced against Lexington.
The 15th batter bested him for Lexington's only hit of the day.
"He had a very good game," coach Bill Hirschfeld said. "He had good control."
Combined with what Hirschfield called "timely hits by the offense," Scocca kept his performance going, finishing out the game for a 3-0 win.
What makes this even more noteworthy is that this is Scocca's first outting of the year. He just came back from a foot injury sustained during basketball season and had not been able to join the team until now. Last season, he went 3-1 on the mound for Melrose.
Melrose improved to 4-5 on the season with the win today.
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