Tigers no-hit Padres, strike out 6 in LL game
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Even though the Padres scored two runs, the final linescore showed that the Tigers pitching staff combined to throw a no-hitter and strike out 14 opposing batters in their 6-2 win.

Garrett Shelton had four of those strikeouts over the course of two innings in which he threw 46 pitches.

Throwing 54 pitches and striking out eight Padres was Jake Cooper Gooch; Preserving the no-hitter was Gage Morris, who threw 16 pitches, striking out two in one inning of work.

As lethal as they were their pitches, that’s how lethal they were with their bats as well.

Morris had two hits and two runs scored. Shelton came through with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Gooch’s one of two hits was a home run, as he also had two RBI and two runs scored.

Brady Evans had two hits and two RBI. Brady Craig had an RBI as well.

The Padres used just two pitchers in their attempt to keep the game close.

Seth Porter pitched 4-1/3 strong innings, striking out seven. Blake Stover pitched the final 2/3 innings, striking out one.

Porter and Stover each scored a run for the Padres. Also reaching base for the Padres were Trevor Pfiester and Sabien Lindo, who both walked.

Crackers 7, Colts 3

A balanced hitting attack combined with strong pitching enabled the Crackers to defeat the Colts, 7-3.

Cracker hitters Ben Ammons and Jacob Daniel had two hits each, whereas Jordyn Mitchell, Chase Horn, Titus Jones and Aiden Shea had one hit each.

Colts batters who carried hot bats against the Crackers were Kaison Williams who had two hits and scored two runs. Alan Thacker had a double, an RBI and scored a run. Pitching performances by the Colts staff included Kaleb Hatmon, who pitched two innings, threw 45 pitches and had one strikeout. Kaison Williams lasted three full innings in which he threw 40 pitches and struck out seven Colts.

Alan Thacker threw 23 pitches and struck out one in one inning of work.

Along with Williams and Thacker, Josh Robbins had one hit, Jonah Gambill drove in a run and LaDarius Winburn and Ethan Wolfe both walked.

For the Crackers, Ammons drove in two runs; Daniel had a double, an RBI and a run scored. Mitchell came through with a double and two RBI. Aiden Shea had a hit and walked. Caleb Henson walked and scored a run.

Will Noble scored a run, while Josh Nolan and T.J. Jackson each drew walks.

Braves 8, Dodgers 2

Strong pitching and clutch hitting enabled the Braves to defeat the Dodgers.

Preston Welchel and Kolby Adams combined to pitch a two-hitter while striking out eight. Run support came from Adams as well, as he had two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Other top hitters for the Braves included Austin Baker, who had a hit and an RBI. Byers Murray had a hit. Welchel walked and scored twice. Trey Holstein, Hayes Miller and Donovan walked and scored one run.

Welchel, from the mound, went 3-2/3 inning while striking out six. Adams had five strikeouts in 2-1/3 innings of work.

For the Dodgers, Jesse Irwin had a hit and scored a run. Crawford Taylor also had a hit. Drawing walks were Kaleb Chance, Clay Ross and Cole

Their pitching staff had Crawford Taylor going 4-2/3 innings with eight Ks. Tyler Dover struck out two in an inning of work.

Clay Ross had one strikeout in an 1/3 inning of work.

Phillies 5, Indians 1

Jordan Wells and Tommy Blue were a two-man wrecking crew for the Phillies, as they combined for two hits and two RBI in their team’s 5-1 win over the Indians.

Blane Belisario walked and scored twice. Derrick Pearson, Luke Schlitz and Chance Willis each had a walk and a run scored. Gavin Geros walked twice. Reece Thompson and Landon Powell walked once.

When they weren’t walking to first base, Pearson was striking out seven in four innings and Schiltz was striking out four in two innings of work.

Reaching first for the Indians were Chris Davis, one hit; Carter Owen, one hit; Brendon Walker, a double and an RBI; Dalton Henson, one hit; and Noah Davis, who had a walk and who scored one run.

Davis pitched two innings and struck out three; Owen, had three strikeouts in an inning of work; and Peyton Willoughby pitched two solid innings.

The Indians’ lone run was scored when Davis drew a walk and scored Walker’s double.