FERRUM, Va. -- Freshman Dillon Weaver tossed a no-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead Ferrum to a 4-0 USA South Athletic Conference baseball win against visiting Piedmont on Friday afternoon at Panther Field. Weaver pitched all nine innings to help the Panthers post their second win in as many days against the Lions.
Weaver's no-hitter is Ferrum's third this season. Sophomore Jake Perkins threw a no-hitter Feb.1 in a 3-0 win against Southern Virginia. Perkins folowed that up with a no-hitter March 1 in a 13-0 win against Maryville (Tenn.). All three no-hitters were recorded at Panther Field.
Justin Cox went 2-3 with a double and two runs. Cox scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the first inning on Adam Duncan's groundout to shortstop. The Panthers scored two more runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh for the final count. Preston Graham absorbed the loss for Piedmont (22-13, 14-9 USA South) after pitching five and a third innings and allowing three hits, two earned runs and a walk.