Dominating Performance Keeps Wildcats At Perfect 6-0 On Season
Darren Doyle, story:
The Wildcat Baseball squad continued their hot start with a 16-0 dominating shutout over the Trinity Raiders on the road last night, thanks to the help of a no-hitter thrown by junior Jacob Vincent.
Vincent was sharp for the 5-inning match where he only allowed two walks all night. Trinity only managed two base runners and each of those reached on errors. Vincent also notched 6 strikeouts.
"Jacob did a great job of staying composed, staying within himself, and not overthrowing," said head coach Bo West. "He pitched to contact, let the defense do their work, and he did a great job of getting ahead of hitters all night long."
While Edmonson County focused on Vincent's exceptional night, the Wildcat offense also impressed, which was led by senior Preston Dunn's 4-4 night. He racked up three singles, a triple, two RBIs, and plated 4 runs. Both of his RBIs came in the first inning, where the Wildcats put 5 on the board and never looked back.
"Preston also had a great night, and he's a very good hitter," said West. "When he's patient at the plate, sees some pitches, and lays off that first pitch, he becomes a great hitter, and that's what he did last night."
Dunn also had some help in the Wildcats' offense. Chaz Wilson went 3-4 with 2 RBI, Eli Pedigo went 2-4 with 3 RBI, Luke Meredith drove in 3, and Nick Clemmons drove in 2. The Wildcats notched 13 total hits last night.
Edmonson County (6-0) is currently only one of 28 teams in the state that remains undefeated in KHSAA high school baseball. Coach West says leadership and accountability has contributed to his team's success thus far.
"We have great leadership from our upperclassmen. They hold each other accountable, get each other ready to play, and they keep that mentality throughout the whole game. I'm very proud of all our guys."
The Wildcats are scheduled to take on Cumberland County at home this Saturday at noon.