Silver Creek pitcher Cameron Cook did something on Thursday not too many pitchers are fortunate to ever do.
Cook tossed a no-hitter against the visiting Austin Eagles. The strong performance earned Cook his second win of the season and propelled the Class 3A No. 4 Dragons to a 10-0 victory over Austin.
“Cameron Cook had a good night on the mound,” said Silver Creek coach Scott Jennings. “It was a good night, not a great night. The best part was he battled. He was not super sharp. Austin has a good ballclub and they play the game the right way. We have a ton of respect for them. If they came back tomorrow, they would come to win and they might beat us 10-0. Austin had an off night and we had a good night on the mound and at the plate.”
Cook carried the Dragons through five innings not allowing a single run. He walked two but struck out eight during his dominance.
Offensively, the Dragons swung the bats well. Although not much was needed, Silver Creek provided its pitcher with a load of run support. The Dragons’ Logan Murphy was perfect at the dish going 3-for-3 with a run scored. Silver Creek’s Brahm Whittinghill was 2-for-3 with a triple, a RBI, and crossed home two times. Teammate Brooks Howell was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Silver Creek moves to 4-2 on the season and are 2-0 in the Mid-Southern Conference. The Dragons will play at New Washington today.
SILVER CREEK 10, AUSTIN 0
Austin 000 00— 0 0 5
Silver Creek 222 31—10 9 2
W — Cameron Cook (2-0). L — A. McIntosh. 2B — Shae Durham (S). 3B — Brahm Whittinghill (S).
Records — Silver Creek 4-2 (2-0 MSC); Austin 8-1 (0-1 MSC).
NEW ALBANY 14, MADISON 2
New Albany 045 104—14 16 1
Madison 020 000— 2 5 5
W — Tanner Goller (3-0). L — Clark Vaughn. 2B — Tucker Marcum (N), Brady Parr (N), Derek Anderson (M). 3B — Marcum (N). HR — Jack Shine (N), Ethan Leach (M).
New Albany highlights: Marcum 4-for-5, Joey Collins 2-for-3, Parr 2-for-3, Timmie Redford 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, AJ NIxon 3 RBIs.
Records: New Albany 8-1, Madison 2-3.
Next: New Albany at Jasper, Saturday.