Prep roundup: Whitacre throws no-hitter as Warriors beat Colonels

STEPHENS CITY – Sherando senior Adam Whitacre tossed a no-hitter as the Warriors beat visiting James Wood, 4-2, in Conference 21 baseball action Tuesday night.

Whitacre struck out 10, walked one and hit a batter in the complete-game performance, and neither of his two runs allowed were earned. It was Sherando’s first no-hitter since Darrell Thompson accomplished the feat in 2012, according to Warriors head coach Pepper Martin.

“He was getting ahead in the count. He located all three of his pitches real well,” Martin said of Whitacre, who improved to 3-1 with the win.

“Coach [Craig] Bodenschatz called a great game,” he added. “[Whitacre] was mixing pitches so well, he didn’t have as much giddy-up on his fastball as he usually does but he got a number of strikeouts on his fastball and they were swinging when it was already in the mitt.”

James Wood’s two runs came in the fifth inning after a Warriors error.

Sherando (6-9, 2-4 Conference 21), which had five hits in the win, opened the scoring against Colonels starting pitcher Kacee Duggan on an RBI on a safety squeeze bunt by Quentin Rohrbaugh in the bottom of the fourth inning. An RBI single by Austin Simmons plated another run, and an RBI groundout by Michael White capped the three-run fourth inning. The Warriors added an insurance run in the sixth when Connor Stevenson doubled and courtesy runner Collin Painter scored on a pair of wild pitches.