August 24, 2014

Wild Things pitcher hurls perfect game against Grizzlies

Washington starting pitcher Matt Sergey fired the first perfect game in league history and the Wild Things beat the Gateway Grizzlies 6-0 Sunday at CONSOL Energy Park.

Sergey (2-0), a 25-year-old right-hander from Plantation, Fla., became the first pitcher to no-hit the Grizzlies (47-40) in franchise history. Sergey picked up nine strikeouts in the two hour, five minute game.

"Tip your cap to Matt," Grizzlies manager Phil Warren said. "He was very good and we failed to make adjustments."

Washington (52-34) scored two runs on a pair of RBI doubles in the third inning from Ryan Kresky and Carter Bell.

Andrew Heck drove in a run on a single in the sixth inning and Kresky picked up an RBI double in the seventh inning against Gateway starting pitcher Daniel Cropper (6-8).

Cropper allowed four runs on nine hits in 62/3 innings. The right-hander walked three and struck out two.

"Daniel pitched well, but our offense failed to help him out," Warren said. "He gave us a chance to win and that"s all you can ask."

Washington added two runs on solo home runs from Maxx Garrett and Andrew Heck in the eighth inning.

The Grizzlies begin a six-game homestand Tuesday night in the friendly confines of GCS Ballpark with game of their series against the Frontier Greys.

Left-hander Kerry Kelley will make the start for the Grizzlies.

The first pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.

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