Franklin Regional’s Andrew Muraco tosses no-hitter
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 12:30 AM
Franklin Regional sophomore Andrew Muraco said he was hitting his spots from the start Friday. And for that reason, the sharp right-hander was spot on.
Muraco pitched a complete-game no-hitter as No. 2 Franklin Regional blanked Woodland Hills, 3-0, in a Section 1-5A game in Murrysville.
The Panthers (13-1, 10-0) clinched at least a share of their first section title since 2006 with Muraco in control.
“He was throwing hard,” Franklin Regional coach Bobby Saddler said. “He got ahead a lot which enabled him to keep hitters off balance. He’s been tough all year.”
Muraco walked the first batter of the day, and another in the fifth, but struck out a career-high 14.
“I felt like I was keeping them on their toes while pounding the strike zone,” Muraco said. “I felt like I had really good life on my fastball today and sharp break on my slider … really good stuff today.”
For the season, Muraco is 4-0 with a 1.19 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 29 innings. He has one save.
Andrew Muraco with the no-hitter!!— FR Panther Sports (@FRPantherSports) May 3, 2019
7 innings, 14 Ks ?
Varsity baseball picks up the section win 3-0 over Woodland Hills.
Muraco also has shown some pop at the plate.
— Bill Beckner Jr.
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