Pennsville's Luke Westfield retired the first 17 batters and pitched a no-hitter for 62/3 innings, settling for a three-hitter in a 5-2 victory over Pitman in a key Tri-County Classic Division game on Monday.
Westfield, a senior right-hander, was one out away from a no-hitter when Pitman senior Matt Ennis lined a single to center.
"The perfect game and the no-hitter were not my No. 1 priority," Westfield said. "I just wanted to win the game."
Westfield lost the perfect game when he walked Pitman's Adam Horner, the No. 9 hitter, on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the sixth inning.
Mitch Walker delivered a three-run double and Eric Lankeneau added an RBI triple for Pennsville (14-3), which took over sole possession of first place in the Classic Division.
Jay Amwake ended Westfield's shutout bid with an RBI double for Pitman (13-4).