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Haden Abbott’s no hitter, Gerych HR leads Avoca-Prattsburgh to 1-0 win over Arkport-Canaseraga; A-P tennis sweeps, 5-0

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Haden Abbott, left, tossed a complete-game no-hitter on just 80 pitches while Tucker Gerych provided the offense with a solo home run in a 1-0 win Monday. Photo provided.

AVOCA — Haden Abbott tossed a complete game no-hitter as Avoca-Prattsburgh downed Arkport-Canaseraga, 1-0 on Monday.

Last week, Arkport-Canaseraga beat A-P, 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh and Monday was another classic.

Abbott struck out five and walked two for the win for A-P (4-3).

Arkport-Canaseraga’s Tytus Marvin was cruising with a no-hitter of his own in the sixth when A-P senior Tucker Gerych launced a long home run to left-center and a 1-0 lead.

Macoy Putnam singled and Pacey Hopkins then doubled, but Marvin got out of the jam. Marvin tossed six innings and struck out seven.

Abbott, a junior, threw just 80 pitches in seven innings. Earlier in the season, he was in on a combined no-hitter when he entered in the first inning with two outs and completed the game with 11K’s and no walks.

“Haden Abbott continues to amaze everyone on the mound with his pin-point control and assortment of breaking balls,” said Avoca-Prattsburgh coach Dennie Miles. “Because he doesn’t posses the heater coaches look for, every pitch has to have a purpose. He certainly is a pitcher and not just a thrower.”

A-P is at Andover tonight at 5 p.m. and at Campbell-Savona on Wednesday before going to Canisteo-Greenwood/JT on Friday. 

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TENNIS

Avoca/Prattsburgh 5, Scio 0

PRATTSBURGH — Host Avoca/Prattsburgh rung in the new week in dominant fashion on Monday, taking care of business across all five matches against the Tigers of Scio to clinch match victory by a 5-0 shutout count.

Among the matches for the Tigers (1-2), Jordan White engaged with Avoca/Prattsburgh’s Gavin Mills on what was deemed the match of the night, as he overcame a 6-0 first-set shutout to bounce back and win a back-and-forth battle in the second set to force a final frame of action. White would hang right alongside with Mills, but would ultimately fall in the end by a 6-2 count in a tough battle to the finish.

Scio will look to shake it off on Wednesday, if weather permits, as they pay a visit down the road to Genesee Valley/Belfast for a 5 p.m. first serve.

Singles

1. Ryan Stanford (A/P) def. Jude Marion (SCIO), 6-0, 6-0.

2. Elias Putnam (A/P) def. Corey Field (SCIO), 6-0, 6-1.

3. Gavin Mills (A/P) def. Jordan White (SCIO), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.

Doubles

1. Jackson Oliver/Bryce Schuck (A/P) def. Liam Carouge/Ben Weimer (SCIO), 6-1, 6-1.

2. Tyler Nichols/Connor Stewart (A/P) def. Will Broach/Austin Gowdy (SCIO), 6-0, 6-3.

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