Sophomore Niko Ponos was called up to varsity from the JV to pitch the 2nd Novi game on Saturday. The sophomore responded by pitching a no-hitter. Ferndale scored an unearned run in the 1st inning, Novi tied it at 1-1 in the bottom of the 1st. No other runs were scored until Josh Erno singled home Alstone Mealy with the winning run in the bottom of the 7th. Mealy reached base in an infield single and stole 2nd and 3rd before scoring the winning run. Ponos walked 3 and struck out 6 in the 99 pitch effort.
Novi lost the 1st game of the day to Lakeland by a score of 11-0.