NEW CANAAN — King’s Flynn McMorrow was one out away.

The right-handed pitcher had a no-hitter going with two outs in the seventh inning Tuesday before a clean single up the middle by St. Luke’s Colin Meany spoiled the feat.

The Storm’s Brian Beaumonte would follow with a single of his own and St. Luke’s ended up with runners on second and third before McMorrow coaxed a groundout from Johnny Hage to preserve a two-hit, 2-0 win for the Vikings.

“I was just hitting my strike zone,” McMorrow said. “I wasn’t throwing too much other than a four-seam (fastball), but I was hitting my spot and getting strikeouts and after that hit in the seventh I was just focused on the team win; I wanted to get out with the 2-0 shutout and beat our rival St. Luke’s.”

After the Storm (0-4) put the two men on King manager Ken Lewis came out to talk with McMorrow, opting to leave him in to finish the job.

“I was going out there just to calm him down a little bit,” said Lewis, whose team improved to 4-2. “I know in his mind he was thinking about losing a no-hitter but I wanted to calm him down and tell him he’s still my man out there; his pitch count was fine, he was throwing hard and he had done it for six innings.”

McMorrow struck out six including all three batters in the third and plenty of help from his defense, specifically in the sixth when left fielder Bobby Cribbin made a spectacular diving catch running toward the line to preserve the no hitter.

“The left fielder and middle infield were great all day,” McMorrow said. “They really picked me up and helped me get through that seventh inning.”

Opposite McMorrow St. Luke’s’ Beaumonte had a day of his own, allowing just two runs in six innings of work.

Connor Bamford had an RBI single in the first and Reid Gesualdi had his own in the sixth, but the Vikings couldn’t muster much else as Beaumonte kept them off balance all day.

“He’s awesome,” St. Luke’s manager Anthony Conte said. “He’s a senior, he’s been with us four years — he contributed to the team as a freshman and he’s solid. You know what you’re going to get from him, he fills up the strike zone and he’s a competitor.”

Conte lauded his team for its effort, battling back to get the tying runs on base after having little success with the bats all day.

“That’s baseball,” Conte said. “Some days the bats are there some days they’re not but I’m proud of these guys, they played a crisp game…it says a lot about these guys; they have a lot of fight in them but that kid pitched a hell of a game.”

For the Vikings, good defense, better pitching and timely hitting have them hitting their stride here in the early season.

“The guys are feeling good,” Lewis said. “That’s our fourth (win) in a row, we’ve been working hard and we’ve been grinding and it’s a good time for the boys right now.”

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KING 2, ST. LUKE’S 0

KING 100 001 0—2 9 1

ST. LUKE’S 000 000 0—0 2 2

Records: King 4-2; St. Luke’s 0-4. Batteries: K—Flynn McMorrow (7, W) and Connor Bamford; STL—Brian Beaumonte (L, 6), Will Bralower (1) and Juan Velez. Highlights: K—Flynn McMorrow had a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh and finished with a two-hit shutout. Connor Bamford and Reid Gesualdi had RBI singles. STL—Brian Beaumonte went six innings allowing two runs. Colin Meany broke up the no-hitter with a single up the middle.