Glynn Academy senior and Mercer-bound pitcher Will Bowdoin showed why he will be hurling at the next level Monday when he no-hit Statesboro in a game cut short by the mercy rule at home.
Bowdoin struck out 10 Blue Devils in five innings and only walked two in the Red Terrors’ 11-0 victory.
He helped his own cause as well with a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning that scored Randon Jernigan and Caden Hutchinson to put the Terrors up 6-0.
Noah Johnson got the scoring going in same inning with a single that scored Griffin Bates and moved Hill Hartman to third and loaded the bases. A walk scored Hartman and kept the runners moving to set up a double by Jernigan that scored pinch-runner Quinn Collier and Johnson.
Bates would double late in the inning to make the rout official at 7-0 by the end of the bottom of the third.
A string of three walks in a row made the game 10-0 in the bottom of the third and a triple by Jernigan in the bottom of the fourth put the final tally on the board at 11-0.
Jernigan went 3-for-4 on the night with three RBI. Bates went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Hunter Hall, Hartman, Johnson and Hutchison all added RBI of their own.
The Terrors, now 22-5, will travel to Statesboro for the second game in the series at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
NOT QUITE ENOUGH
A two-run rally in the third inning for Brunswick High wasn’t enough to complete the comeback Monday against Effingham County in Springfield.
Effingham scored first in the bottom of the first on a triple that scored one. The Rebels continued the scoring in the second inning with double that scored two.
Those three runs were enough to put the Pirates away despite Brunswick scoring two in the third. The Pirates (17-11) fell 3-2.
Trailing 3-0 in the top of the third, Harrison Trawick reached base on a walk to start the rally. Courtesy Runner Conner Moore would advance to third in the next at bat thanks to a double by Hunter Goff.
Another double in the following at bat by Dylan King scored Moore and Goff to complete the Pirates scoring.
Those were just two of three hits in the game for Brunswick, however. Trawick added the other hit.
He also pitched all six innings for the Pirates, giving up six hits and three runs, two of them earned.
Brunswick will host Effingham at 6 p.m. Wednesday.