Ewell Blackwell and Riders beat Nyc, 3-0


Storm Riders 3, Nyc Nyc 0
Game 161

FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Riders 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 ? 4 ? 0 ?
Nyc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ? 1 ? 0 ?
W: Blackwell, E. (22-8)
L: Alexander, P. (19-16)
S: Smith, D. (27)
HR: E.Mathews(43rd)


Ewell Blackwell carried a no-hitter into the 6th inning at The Astrodome '78 where the spectacular Storm Riders beat the Nyc Nyc 3 to 0.

Blackwell(22-8) was on top of his game. He allowed only 1 hit and 2 walks in 8 innings. The right-handed Blackwell lost his chance for a no-hitter when Glenn Myatt singled with nobody out in the 6th inning. Neither team managed to score after the 4th inning.

Blackwell was helped out by Dave Smith who recorded his 27th save. Pete Alexander(19-16) was hit with the loss. He pitched 9 innings giving up 4 hits and 4 walks.


at Astrodome '78


Storm Riders

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
W. Wilson CF 4 0 0 0 .261
B. Doran 2B 3 0 2 0 .234
B. Ruth RF 4 1 1 0 .305
F. Howard LF 3 1 0 0 .257
E. Mathews 3B 3 1 1 3 .244
R. Petrocelli SS 2 0 0 0 .260
T. Kluszewski 1B 3 0 0 0 .276
D. Brown C 3 0 0 0 .191
E. Blackwell P 3 0 0 0 .232
D. Smith P 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 3 4 3

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
E. Blackwell (W, 22-8) 8 1 0 0 2 2 0 82 3.46
D. Smith (S, 27) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4.58
Totals 9 1 0 0 2 2 0

Nyc Nyc

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
F. Thomas 1B 4 0 0 0 .274
M. Bishop 2B 4 0 0 0 .205
D. Cooley CF 3 0 0 0 .269
J. O'Rourke LF 1 0 0 0 .268
J. Smith RF 3 0 0 0 .260
M. Wills SS 3 0 0 0 .235
G. Myatt C 3 0 1 0 .235
L. Gardner 3B 3 0 0 0 .201
P. Alexander P 1 0 0 0 .115
   A - W. Backman PH 1 0 0 0 .204
Totals 26 0 1 0

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
P. Alexander (L, 19-16) 9 4 3 3 4 9 1 121 2.80
Totals 9 4 3 3 4 9 1


A-Pinch Hit For Alexander In 9th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 27,543
T- 2:02
LEFT ON BASE- Riders: 2 Nyc: 2
DOUBLE PLAYS- Riders: 1 Nyc: 1
HOME RUNS- E.Mathews(43rd)
STOLEN BASES- B.Doran(32nd)
CAUGHT STEALING- B.Doran-2
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Alexander
WALKS- B.Doran, F.Howard, E.Mathews, R.Petrocelli, J.O'Rourke-2
STRIKE OUTS- B.Ruth-3, F.Howard, R.Petrocelli, D.Brown-2, E.Blackwell-2,
J.Smith-2
GIDP- T.Kluszewski, J.Smith










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