NEW CANAAN — King pitcher Flynn McMorrow finds pitching at St. Luke’s nearly perfect in every way.

Nearly.

Last season on the Storm’s home field, the tall right-hander lost his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the seventh when Colin Meany singled, breaking it up.

Fast forward to Friday, and there was McMorrow back on the hill at St. Luke’s one out from perfection with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

A borderline 2-2 pitch was called outside and McMorrow’s next pitch sailed high, walking Ian Blatchford and another chance at perfection went by the boards.

The no-hitter would be next to go and wouldn’t you know it was Meany again coming to the plate and delivering the first hit for his team with two outs in the seventh, this time a line drive to the left-centerfield gap scoring Blatchford.

You can’t make it up.

“Last year on this field I had the same thing going until the last inning with two outs and then it happened again,” McMorrow said. “Same hitter, too. He ended it last year and he ended it this year.”

Despite losing the perfect game, no-hitter and shutout, McMorrow was dominant, striking out 12 and leading King to an 8-1 win over the Storm.

“I felt great coming out of the bullpen. Even though it was a cold day I was hitting all my spots in the bullpen and everything was just working for me,” McMorrow said. “Us getting a few runs early was a big confidence-booster. Our hitting was fantastic today. Getting that home run in the first inning always boosts your confidence going out to the mound.”

The Vikings (2-1) got rolling in the first inning on an opposite-field solo home run to right by Lucas Stalman and a RBI double by Reid Gesualdi.

King added four runs in the third with McMorrow and James Scarlata driving in runs and the Storm helping out with some spotty fielding.

St.Luke’s had no answers for McMorrow.

“(McMorrow) was great and he did a very good job throwing a ton of strikes,” St. Luke’s coach Antonio Conte said. “He was able to command the strike zone all day. He was very good today. He threw well against us last year, too. He’s a good pitcher.”

For King, Gesualdi finished with two hits, two RBI and a run scored; Stalman scored twice and drove in a run and Scarlata scored three times, stole two bases and drove in a run.

Every King starter reached base at least once.

“We have some hitters all the way through the lineup,” King coach Ken Lewis said. “We are aggressive. We were not as aggressive as I’d like against Hopkins and we talked about being more aggressive early in the count yesterday. We want to attack, we don’t want to wait and that’s what we did today.”

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King 8, St. Luke’s 1

KING 204 101 0—8 9 0

ST. LUKES 000 000 1—1 1 4

Records: King 2-1; St. Luke’s 0-1

Batteries: K—Flynn McMorrow (W) and Alex Canevari; SL—Nolan O’Brien (L), Mack Lemkau (4) and Quentin Anderson