Ferrum sweeps Maryville (Tenn.), Jake Perkins tosses his second no-hitter
FERRUM, Va. -- Jake Perkins recorded his second no-hitter this season in the opener as Ferrum swept Maryville (Tenn.) 13-0 and 12-3 in USA South Athletic Conference baseball action on Saturday afternoon at Panther Field.
Perkins threw a complete nine-inning game with 11 strikeouts to get the win. Perkins, sophomore right-hander from Appomattox, Va., accomplished the feat earlier this year when he tossed a complete seven-inning no-hitter in Ferrum's 3-0 season-opening win against Southern Virginia Feb. 1 at home.
Adam Duncan went 3-5 in the opener with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs. Taryn Hayden went 3-for-6 with three runs, Jeffrey Swoope went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Matt Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a double.
Ty Comer went 3-for-6 with a run and an RBI in Game 2. Dillon Weaver earned the win, pitching four and a third innings. Weaver allowed three hits and an earned run, walked five and struck out six. Sean King looked solid in pitching the final four and two third innings with three strikeouts.
Eddie McGrath combined to go 6-8 in two games with a double, five RBI and three runs for the Panthers. Landon Talley and Zack Blonder each had a pair of base hits in the nightcap for the Scots (5-3, 0-2 USA South).