Donofro throws no-hitter (photo gallery)

Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 05:16 PM.

Crestview coach Tim Gillis said he believed that Donofro’s lack of awareness about the no-hitter allowed him to play baseball without extra pressure.

“He really threw the ball well,” Gillis said. “He had a couple of pitches working for him. It was a tough battle.

“We had a couple of big hits. Dakota (Dean) had a big three-run double there that kind of (gave) us a little distance. But at the same time, it was a struggle.”

While Donofro took care of business on the mound, Dean provided the Crestview offense’s spark. Dean was 2-for-2 with a double, three runs batted in, two stolen bases and a run scored.

Dean led Crestview's first inning with a base hit up the middle. He then stole second base and third base and scored on a sacrifice fly by Corey Armstong.

Justin Rebholz, Tate Sweatt and Hunter Sullivan were on base for Crestview when Dean came to the plate in the second inning. Dean’s line drive to deep right field cleared the bases. Dean was thrown out at third base when he tried to stretch the double into a triple.

A three-run cushion was all Donofro needed as he kept Marianna batters off balance by throwing his fastball and curveball for strikes throughout the game.

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