The Bradford baseball team played 10 innings and two games between Tuesday and Wednesday.
And the Red Devils allowed exactly zero hits.
After Jarrett Ramer tossed a five-inning no hitter in a 19-0 Southeast Conference win over Racine Park at Horlick Field on Tuesday, Kyle McKinnon followed with his own five-inning no-hitter in the host Red Devils’ 10-0 win over the Panthers on Wednesday at Wavro Field.
McKinnon was dominant, striking out 11 of the 16 batters he faced and allowing just one baserunner via walk as Bradford — ranked No. 7 in Division-1 in the latest PBR-WBCA state poll — improved to 12-5 overall and 11-2 in the SEC.
“Kyle was masterful today on the mound,” Bradford coach Matt LaBuda said. “He dominated all afternoon with an 87-mph fastball and a disappearing curveball.”
McKinnon also led the way at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, three runs and an RBI.
Cody Tostrud went 2-for-2 with a triple, two runs and three RBI, while Jack Seefeldt drove in two runs.
In Tuesday’s game, Ramer earned the five-inning no-hitter, as he walked just one and struck out 11.
“Jarrett Ramer was dealing (Tuesday),” LaBuda said. “... I’m very happy for Jarrett. He has been working hard all four years at Bradford.”
The Red Devils scored in four of their five at-bats, including an eight-run outburst in the top of the first inning.
Bradford banged out 16 hits and took advantage of nine Park errors. Leading the offense were Seefeldt (three hits, two runs, RBI), Aaron Basken (two hits, three runs, two RBI), Tanner Hurley (two hits, run, RBI), Riley Hughes (two hits, run, three RBI) and Spencer Lehmann (two hits, run).
Racine Case 1 (6 inn.)
The host Trojans jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings and plated four in the bottom of the sixth to end the game via the 10-run rule in an SEC victory at Andy Smith Field.
Jason Brulport led Tremper (11-4, 10-4) at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs.
Ryan McGonegle had three RBI, Jared Heinzen tripled and scored twice, Jacob Springer had a double and an RBI and Alex Wajerski drove in a pair.
“Top to bottom, we’re swinging the bats with confidence,” Tremper coach John Matera said. “We’re doing that more consistently, and it’s because the kids are staying with their process and growing as hitters.”
Torin Byrnes got the win, allowing a run on three hits with four walks and five strikeouts in 52/3 innings.
“Torin was able to work out of a couple jams, pitch to contact and let our defense make plays,” Matera said.
Indian Trail 1
The host Hawks couldn’t arrest their slide, dropping their sixth straight to fall to 10-8 overall and 7-7 in the SEC.
Franklin starter Ryan Kessler tossed a complete game and held Indian Trail to three hits, as the Sabers improved to 11-5 and 9-3.
“We are in a rut offensively that we just simply need to play our way out of,” Indian Trail coach Mike Schmidt said. “We have a lot of excellent hitters, but a lot of them are just off right now. I have the confidence that they will get back on track.
“They have too much talent not to.”
Max Bruff went 2-for-3 for Indian Trail and scored the Hawks’ lone run in the seventh on Max Tindall’s two-out RBI single.
Scotty Starovich (2-1) took the loss, allowing five runs (two earned) on five hits with three walks and a strikeout in three innings.
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