Bishop Fenwick senior Mike Davis has a knack for seizing opportunities.
On Sunday the Crusader tossed his second career no-hitter, as Fenwick cruised past Matignon, 13-0, in an early season Catholic Central clash.
Davis walked only one, while striking out six. The captain hasn’t pitched that much in his career, being utilized mostly in the field because of his stellar glove. Before this season, Davis made only spot starts for the Crusaders (2-1).
“I’ve only ever used [Davis] when there’s been rainouts or delays,” said coach Russ Steeves. “He’s so valuable in the field, but these two times now, he’s come out, taken the ball, and been almost perfect.
“He’ll definitely be someone we'll look for to be in the rotation for the remainder of the season.”
As a junior, Davis no-hit Worcester North in one of those spot starts.
Fellow captain Dave Ruggiero provided the breathing room for Davis, going 5 for 5 with a double and three RBIs. He also helped turn a double play that erased the Warriors' only runner of the day.
Since 2004, Bishop Fenwick has had only three no-hitters. In limited action Davis, who’s considering an offer to play for Franklin Pierce next season, has two of them.
Current JV coach John Boyle tossed the Crusaders' last no-no, in '04, as the team went on to take home the boys’ Division 3 state championship.
After coming up just short in a pitchers duel against Cardinal Spellman to open the season, the Crusaders, who returned eight letter-winners from last year’s Division 3 North semifinalist, have rolled off two straight wins.
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