Ferrum's Jake Perkins throws seven-inning no-hitter in season-opening win
FERRUM, Va. --- Jake Perkins pitched a complete seven-inning, no-hitter in the opener as Ferrum posted a pair of non-conference wins against Southern Virginia Saturday afternoon at Panther Field. The games were originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, but were moved up to today in anticipation of poor weather in the Ferrum area next week.
Perkins struck out 16 of the 23 batters he faced in the opener, a 3-0 win in head coach Ryan Brittle's career debut. Centerfielder Justin Cox went 3-4 at the plate with a run, while DH Adam Duncan went 2-3 with an RBI. Tyler King absorbed the loss for the Knights (0-2)
In the nightcap, a 7-1 Panther win, first baseman Taryn Hayden went 2-4 with a double, triple, run and three RBI. Second baseman Matt Reynolds went 2-3 with two doubles, a run and an RBI. Dillon Weaver pitched the second, third and fourth innings to get the win. He allowed two hits and struck out three. Chris Madison picked up the loss for Southern Virginia.