NEWARK, N.Y. - The Newark Pilots returned to Historic Colburn Park yesterday to host
their Finger Lakes rival in the Geneva Red Wings for a doubleheader. On a hot and
humid July evening, the 600+ fans in attendance had no idea that they’d be witnessing
It was a pitcher’s duel early on in Game One, as neither side scored a run through three
completed innings. After Jack Gannon (St. Peter’s / Transfer Portal) got out of a jam in
the top of the 4th inning, Jack Pawlowicz (St. Bonaventure) delivered at the plate,
smashing an RBI-Single into right field, scoring Gage Boatman (East Central) the first
and only run of the game. Gannon continued his dominance striking out the final batters
of the fifth and sixth innings, leaving him with only three outs needed to join the history
After totaling 97 pitches through six completed innings, It was uncertain whether
Gannon would return for the final inning to complete the No-Hit-Bid. Without any
hesitation, Pilots Head Coach Daniel Steve (TC3) sent his ace back out to the mound to
chase history. Gannon quickly retired the first two batters on three pitches, leaving only
one batter between him and Destiny. With a 1-2 count on Tyler Cerame (FLCC),
Gannon threw a breaking ball in the dirt, causing Cerame to chase, and Boatman
applied the tag to complete the No-Hitter.
The Pilots would later rally to win Game Two 8-3 for their third-consecutive win.
The No-Hitter for Gannon was the fifth in the history of the PGCBL and the first in
program history for the Newark Pilots.
Story from: Kyle French (Newark Pilots General Manager)