Jefferson Reliever No-Hits Indians
It is not often that a relief pitcher pitches a complete game no-hitter, but it happened in Jefferson on Tuesday night.
Jefferson’s JJ Rapp started the game throwing 7 straight balls and had to leave the game with what looked like a shoulder injury-enter Jackson Perry who proceeded to shut down the Indians through the next 7 innings leading the Dragons to a 5-0 win over Stephens County.
The Indians best chance to score came in the top of the 1st after the first two batters, Ayden Garmon and Cole Snyder, walked. Jordan Page sacrificed the runners to 2nd and 3rd, then Isaiah Martin’s fly ball to center field turned into a double play when Ren Maxwell threw out Garmon at home plate.
Perry struck out 9 and only walked one in completing the no-hit shutout. Cruz Mullinix pitched well in the loss taking a shutout into the 4th inning when Jefferson scored 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 Indians errors. Mullinix allowed just 2 earned runs on 6 hits and struck out 2. The Dragons added a run in the 5th and 6th innings for the final tally.
Jefferson improves to 5-7 and the Indians fall to 6-6 on the season. The two teams will meet again on Thursday at Stephens County. Airtime is set for 5:45 P.M. with first pitch at 5:55 P.M. on WNEG.