Caravel ace Joe Silan took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, leading the Bucs to a 1-0 win over then top ranked Saint Mark’s last week.
The junior already has one big no-hitter on his resume, during the 2012 Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional Semifinals, the year before Newark National made it to Williamsport.
Silan said things began to get a bit quiet as he threatened with the no-no.
“No one was really saying anything to me, they kept saying to keep pitching the way I was pitching, ‘you’re throwing great.’ They kept feeding into me, giving me that energy to keep throwing great
Silan lost the no-hitter, but still earned the win while driving in the game’s only run, said he felt strong on the mound.
“Out of the bullpen, I felt like I was getting great extension from off the mound. I didn’t want to change much once I got into the game, and it worked out.
Joey has already committed to pitch at Delaware, where he says he wants to study kinesiology, which appeals to him academically, and athletically.
“Being able to know about the body. Coming from a pitching aspect, knowing where my arm is, and being able to work with athletic trainers.
For now, Joey Silan is looking to pitch Caravel back towards a state championship, much as he was a part of that 2012