Gregg Bandzuh still is acclimating himself to the AAABA League after recently completing his high school career at Portage.

But Bandzuh resembled a veteran on Wednesday at Roxbury Park. The right-hander tossed a five-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over the Johnstown Renegades.

“Gregg was a bulldog out there. He kept throwing strikes and he threw a lot of fastballs,” said Principle second baseman Brock Stevens, whose solo homer to right field in the top of the seventh provided some insurance.

Bandzuh had a no-hitter through 42⁄3 innings, facing the minimum number of batters after Renegades leadoff hitter Brad Dale’s first-inning walk was followed by a fielder’s choice and a Bandzuh pick-off throw that caught Josh Bodenschatz at first.

“I was trying to get ahead because it’s only my second start down here in this league,” Bandzuh said after striking out six and walking one. “I was trying to keep them guessing.”

The Renegades had five strikeouts, five ground-outs and a fly-out as Bandzuh worked on a no-no. Cory Manarelli’s two-out single to left broke up the no-hitter in the fifth. The Renegades added a Dale single in the sixth and loaded the bases on three singles in the seventh until a game-ending 5-4-3 double play.

“He was on,” Renegades manager Roland Black said of Bandzuh. “That’s quality pitching.

“We loaded them up in the seventh and just couldn’t produce there. We did that two days in a row. The vast majority of our team has never hit with wood. They’re just going through a maturation process.”

Principle’s Ben Matthews singled and scored on Matt Hanley’s single in the second. Derek Fallecker drew a bases-loaded walk in the third, and Stevens smacked Frank Furfari’s 1-1 pitch over the fence in the seventh.

“He was all curveballs all day long and he finally hung one up there,” Stevens said. “I just got a good part of the bat on it. That helped out. It gives us the extra run for him. It puts the tying run on first base instead of second base.”

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