Notre Dame's Gossen tosses no-hitter at Abbeville

CROWLEY – Notre Dame’s Nick Gossen was nearly perfect Friday, tossing a no-hit shutout at the Abbeville Wildcats in the a 7-0 victory at Miller Stadium.

Gossen faced one batter over the minimum, giving up a two-out walk in the fourth inning that proved to be his only flaw of the seven-inning contest.

“What gave Nick a chance to do what he did tonight, I think, was just his command,” said ND coach Timmy Robichaux, whose squad improved to 27-2 overall and 8-0 in District 5-AAA with the victory. “He threw first-pitch strikes almost every time, he threw everything for a strike and he was around the zone on his mispitches. It was his command from the start of the game to the end.”

Gossen threw just 84 pitches in the contest and he finished the night with 10 strikeouts.

Notre Dame’s offense gave Gossen all the support he needed when Ricky Stoma walked and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly in the second inning.

However, they weren’t quite done.

The Pios added three more runs in the third courtesy of three hits and two walks before adding single runs in the final three frames.

Mitch Corzine logged two hits for the Pios while Luke Bourgeois, Connor Goss and Austin Robichaux each had one hit and one RBI. Paiton McBride added a single and Gossen had an RBI on a sacrifice fly.

The Pios also defeated Rayne, 8-0, Thursday evening.

Corzine got the victory in that contest, giving up just four hits while striking out five.

The Pios return to action Monday when they play host to North Vermilion at Miller Stadium.

The game, which is Notre Dame’s Senior Night, is slated for a 6 p.m. start.

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