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LARRY H. MILLER PITCHERS THROW TWO MORE NO-HITTERS

Instant Replay.

That's what the Santa Barbara fastpitch softball team calls itself.And that's exactly what Santa Barbara got Sunday - an "Instant Replay."

Larry H. Miller Toyota's pitching staff - Peter Meredith, Dwayne Dyck, and Bill Hillhouse followed Saturday's pair of no-hitters with another pair of no-hitters Sunday.

Saturday, Hillhouse and Meredith hurled back-to-back no-hitters against Santa Barbara and Long Beach.

Sunday, Meredith repeated his no-hit effort, only this time against Santa Barbara, 3-0, while Dyck came back, not to be outdone, and spun a no-hitter against Long Beach, 5-0, to capture the Santa Barbara Invitational Tournament at the Las Positas' Friendship Park.

Meredith had 15 strikeouts, two walks, and hit two batters, in his second no-hitter. For his two-game effort, Meredith had 29 strikeouts, two walks, and hit three batters in 14 innings.

Dyck followed Meredith's achievement by pitching a no-hitter against Long Beach, Sunday. Dyck had eight strikeouts, and two walks.

Their efforts made it four no-hitters by Miller Toyota pitchers. Bill Hillhouse (15-4) hurled a no-hitter against Santa Barbara, Saturday.

Meredith's two no-hitters brought his career record to 240 no-hitters, and 1,011 career wins.

"What can I say? responded Meredith, who is 26-4 this season, with a 0.97 ERA. "It was a solid pitching performance from our staff this weekend . . . And we played great defense and our bats came alive.

"I have never, in my career, been involved with a pitching effort that our staff had this weekend . . . I thought it was almost impossible until we accomplished it."

Meredith feels Miller Toyota - with a 67-8 record and ranked fifth in the world - is as ready as can be for the International Softball Congress World Fastpitch Softball Tournament from Aug. 11-20 in Sioux City, Iowa.

"As a team, I don't think we can be anymore ready for the ISC," he said.

Against Santa Barbara, Miller Toyota Gary Daniels doubled and scored eventually on Tommy Gray's sacrifice fly in the third inning.

Kenny Eriksen's RBI single knocked in Brandon Burt who reached on a double in the fourth inning. And Miller Toyota added one more in the fifth with Herm Brown's towering home run over the rightfield fence.