Roemer Carries No-Hitter into 8th
Wes Roemer (Chip English)

Posted May 17, 2011


Wes Roemer continued his dominance of the Southern League by throwing seven-plus innings of no-hit ball last night. The win extended the Mobile BayBears lead in the South division standings and featured several notable performances from other BayBears as well.

Wes Roemer nearly became the first BayBears pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter as he carried his bid into the eighth inning of the BayBears' 6-1 victory over the Carolina Mudcats on Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.

At one point, Roemer retired 14 consecutive hitters. That streak ended with a one-out walk to Cody Puckett in the seventh, but the no-hitter carried forward. Jose Castro started the eighth frame by getting hit by a pitch for the second time in the ballgame. He scored on a double off the right-field wall by former BayBear James Skelton, who laced a 2-2 pitch over the head of Marc Krauss.

"Skelton is actually one of my good buddies; we played on a traveling team together," Roemer told MiLB.com. "I'm never going to hear the end of it."

Skelton's double not only ended Roemer's no-hitter, but it also tied the game at 1-1. After Kyle Day lined out to deep right-center, Roemer was lifted in favor of Bryan Shaw (3-1), who fanned Quintin Berry swinging to end the frame.

In the bottom of the eighth, the BayBears (21-15) broke the tie with a five-run inning against reliever Lee Tabor (0-2). A.J. Pollock started the rally by shooting a double to the right-center field alley. He scored the go-ahead run on a bloop base hit by Ryan Wheeler.

After Marc Krauss walked to load the bases, Ed Easley cranked a double to right-center, unloading the bags to bring home Paul Goldschmidt, Wheeler, and Krauss. Easley touched the dish after a two-base hit by Jake Elmore to put the BayBears up by five.

Roemer also gave Easley a big portion of the credit for his performance on the mound.

"He called a heckuva game. I didn't shake him off all night," Roemer began. "It was more a team effort than anything; guys made some great plays behind me. My fastball was working well, I was able to locate it down. It was one of those nights where everything was working well."

BayBear Bits

  • Roemer's 0.82 WHIP is the best in the Southern League
  • Shaw's ERA improved to 0.92 after his four outs in the game
  • This was Wheeler's fifth multi-hit performance in his last six games.  He is batting .440 with two homers and nine RBI during that stretch.


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