BHS baseball: A no-hitter and a shutout

‘They are cruising,’ the coach says of his pitching staff

In just two games, the Wolverines’ pitching staff has given up just one hit.

After pitching a no-hitter in their season opener against Farmington’s junior varsity, Bayfield High School baseball pitchers Clay Miller and Matthew Knickerbocker threw a scoreless one-hitter against Piedra Vista’s junior varsity Thursday.

Miller, the early signee to Division II powerhouse Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, went five innings with nine strikeouts and two walks before Knickerbocker closed out the mercy-rule sixth inning, giving up the only hit for the 10-0 win at the Farmington JV tournament in Farmington.

“They are cruising,” BHS head coach Tom Horton said of his pitchers.

“It was a real solid game again for us with solid pitching,” he said.

Meanwhile, the batters cruised through the Panthers’ pitchers in similar style. The Wolverines had four doubles and a triple Thursday.

“We hit the ball really well,” Horton said.

Trey Lange went 4-for-4 at the plate with four runs batted in and a triple.

Miller was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

BHS catcher Darren Hoselton – who also threw out two of three attempted steals at second base – was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.

Knickerbocker had two hits on four at bats.

In all, the Wolverines tallied 12 hits on 27 at bats.

“We still have a few bugs here or there,” the BHS baseball coach said.

BHS will continue the Farmington JV tournament in a rematch with the Scorpions at 3 p.m. today in Farmington. The Wolverines won 7-0 in their no-hitter March 7.