With a 1-0 win over Milton Academy this afternoon, BB&N improved to 17-0 on the season and ensured at least a share of the Independent School League championship title, if not the solo rights to it with three games to go.
"They're a good, solid team. Their goal coming into this season was to win the league again," said coach Rick Foresteire.
Junior Andrew Chin pitched a complete game no-hitter to give his team the win today, striking out seven batters and walking two. With the win, Chin improves to 6-0 on the season, allowing just four runs over 45 innings this year. Chin has also had 22 walks and struck out 74. This season, BB&N has outscored its opponents 127-22.
The only run of the game came off a solo homer by junior shortstop Devon Perry in the sixth inning. Perry and Chin, the top pitchers for BB&N this year, have combined to allow less than one run per game, said Foresteire. Both have verbally committed to Boston College.
Senior Alex Farkes, who will be attending Penn State next year on a baseball scholarship, caught the game, having what Foresteire called "another fine performance."
In BB&N's final three games, they have one non-league matchup and two league games against Gann Academy, Lawrence Academy, and their traditional rival Belmont Hill. BB&N needs to win at least one of its league games to have solo rights to the title.
"Their new goal is obviously to stay undefeated and finish out the season 20-0," Foresteire said.
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