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Submitted by Mark
Greenspan, Montgomery County Yankees
On Sunday, June 4, Jeff
Budin pitched a 9-inning, no-hit, no run game, while striking out seven to lead
the Montgomery County Yankees to a 9-0 win over the South Jersey Phillies in a South Jersey MSBL 52+ game played at Russell Elliot Memorial Park in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Budin needed just 86 pitches to become the first
Yankee to pitch a 9-inning no-hitter in the 26-year history of the club. Only
three Phillies reached base all game – two on errors and one by base on balls –
none of whom advanced beyond first base.
There have been three
prior no-hitters in the history of the Montgomery County Yankees – two by TomGallagher in 2012 and one by Mike Evangelist in 1999 – but they were all in
scheduled 7-inning games.
This is Budin’s 15th
season with the Yankees and 23rd as a member of the MSBL. He’s also
participated in 19 of the last 20 MSBL Fall Classics. Budin improved to 4-0 on the young season and
lowered his ERA to 0.31, while the Yankees improved to 8-1 and remained within
a game and a half of the first-place South Jersey A’s (10-0), who they will
meet in a doubleheader showdown for first place this coming Sunday.