JEFFERSONVILLE — The New Albany 12U All-Star team wrapped up a perfect run through District 5 pool play in style Wednesday night.
Four pitchers — Tate Hickman, Sean Rose, Kaleb Elliott and Rylan Schrink — combined for a no-hitter in a 13-0 4-inning win over Charlestown at Jeff/GRC Little League. That quartet also combined for 10 strikeouts (Hickman and Elliott had three apiece, while Rose and Schrink had two each). The only thing keeping New Albany from a perfect game was a first-inning walk.
Those four pitchers had plenty of help at the plate as New Albany pounded out 13 hits, including six for extra bases. Hickman led the way, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Jordan Treat and Blaine Beckort added two hits apiece, while Kadin Bush had a homer and three RBIs and Tyler Hubbard recorded a home run and two RBIs.
New Albany (4-0) will be the No. 1 seed in the single-elimination tournament that begins Friday. It will face Jeff/GRC (1-3) at 5:30 p.m. in the first semifinal. Second-seeded Silver Creek (3-1) will meet HYR (2-2) at 8 p.m. in the second semi. The championship is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday night.
Silver Creek wrapped up pool play with a 11-3 win over Jeff/GRC on Wednesday night.
Preston Burton led Silver Creek at the plate with a triple and a home run while Jackson Lewis added a single and a triple.
On the final night of 10U pool play, Charlestown clipped Clarksville 20-6 while New Albany shutout Jeff/GRC 17-0 in three innings.
In the opener, Madalynn Warncok had a pair of hits and scored four runs for Charlestown, which plated three runs in the first inning, six in the second and 11 in the fifth. Chrizney Fraley also tallied a pair of hits for Charlestown.
Emily Spainhour led Clarksville with two hits.
In the nightcap, New Albany plated four runs in the first, three in the second and 10 in the third.
For New Albany at the plate, Candace Meyer and Elaina Weber each had a pair of hits while Carly Stevens, Emily Robison and Ellie Scharlow all scored three runs apiece. Stevens also picked up the victory in the circle.