Two passed balls on strikeouts were all that separated Zac Yandeau from a perfect game on Wednesday.
Yandeau threw a complete game no-hitter, striking out 16 in the process, as the Plumas Pirates beat the Austin A’s 7-0 to sweep their best-of-three Santa Clara Baseball League quarter-final 2-0. Chris Single took the loss for Austin.
In Carberry, Daylon Creasy struck out 10 and scattered four hits in a complete game effort as the Carberry Royals beat the Neepawa Cubs 8-1 to sweep their best-of-three quarter-final.
Jordan Robertson hit a solo home run and crossed home plate on another occasion for Carberry. Matt Sneesby had a solo blast for the Cubs, while Mark Tibbett took the loss.
SOUTH WEST AA:
The Elkhorn Expos scored five times in the fifth inning to stave off elimination in their South West Baseball League playoff game in Wawanesa on Wednesday night.
Brad Bowles had a pair of singles and drove in two runs as the Expos beat the Brewers 5-2 to even their best-of-three quarter-final at a game apiece. Bowles also got the win on the mound after going the distance and allowing just three hits.
Lindsey Gullett threw a complete game and took the loss for Wawanesa, while Mark McGregor and Dane Seafoot both went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
In Boissevain, Corey Billaney drove in three runs and came around to score once as the host Centennials won the opening game of their best-of-three quarter-final 9-4 over the Souris Cardinals.
Jagger Thomas scored twice and drove in two others, while Junior Brake threw a complete game for the win. Brock Anderson took the loss for the Cardinals.
» Brandon Sun