Four area pitchers throw no-hitters on same dayPublished 10:36am Wednesday, March 19, 2014
One day, four no-hitters.
Four local pitchers recorded hitless games Tuesday, leading their teams to victory.
Perhaps more rare than four no-no’s occurring on the same day, Edgewood Academy varsity pitchers Drew Barnes and Nick Booth no-hit Chambers Academy in back-to-back games.
Their counterpart on the softball field, the Lady Wildcats’ Kelsey Hartley, kept the Chambers Lady Rebels off balance, securing the school’s third no-hitter on the evening.
Barnes, a junior, shut down Chambers in five quick innings, striking out five batters and walking two in EA’s 11-0 victory to open up the twinbill.
Sophomore left-hander Nick Booth followed Barnes’ act with a no-hitter of his own, as the Cats ran away with the 16-1 win.
In four innings, Booth struck out six and walked three, as he became the third Edgewood pitcher this season to record a no-hitter.
Freshman Caleb Sullivan no-hit Gatewood in the Border Wars Tournament over the weekend.
Adjacent and simultaneous to Barnes and Booth on EA’s campus, Hartley mowed down Lady Rebel batters en route to the 15-0 Lady ‘Cat win.
It only took three innings with EA’s offense coming alive with nine runs in the home half of the third to invoke the run rule.
Hartley recorded seven strikeouts and only one walk. It was her team’s first no-hitter of the 2014 season.
Away from Edgewood Academy, Wetumpka junior varsity softball pitcher Lindsey Johnson navigated Prattville’s lineup to a no-hitter at Wetumpka.
Johnson pitched five frames, fanning six batters and walking five in the 5-0 victory to secure the team’s third no-hitter on the year.
Johnson was part of the JV Lady Indians’ first no-no — in its first game of the season — against Holtville, where she threw three innings in the 5-1 win.