Southeast Lauderdale starting pitcher Jake Miller threw a no-hitter Thursday night, helping the Tigers defeat Newton High School 20-0.
Miller (2-0) pitched five innings, walking four batters and striking out eight Newton batters on the night. The no-hitter was Miller's first in his time with Southeast.
“He was throwing his breaking pitch for a strike tonight,” Southeast Lauderdale head coach Shay Cooper said of Miller. “He was able to keep them off-balanced, and our defense was able to make plays behind him as well.
“I'm not sure he was aware of it or not,” Cooper said. “Offensively the game was out of hand, so people were kind of relaxed. It was a real relaxed atmosphere, and he just kept doing his job on the mound.”
Southeast was equally as strong at the plate, tallying 18 hits on the night. Josh Litchfield led the Tigers with three hits, including two triples and a double. Zach Sciple, Gage Hagan, Dillon Rivers, Mason Irby, Hunter Thrower and Nathan Ross all had multiple hits for Southeast. Rivers accounted for five RBIs on the night.
Southeast moves to 4-3 with the win and will travel to Newton County on Saturday at 4 p.m.
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For the Newton County Cougars, their final game of the season couldn’t be bigger: state title or bust.
They forced a Game 3 in the Class 4A championship series with a 2-1 win over Lewisburg in 10 innings on Thursday night at Trustmark Park.
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Mickey Mays was recently named offensive coordinator at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced head football coach Ken Karcher.
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Not done yet
After being shutout less than 24 hours earlier, the Newton County Cougars used a 10-inning affair to force a Game 3 in the Class 4A championship series, topping Lewisburg, 2-1, in Game 2 at Trustmark Park.
Hollins focused on Spurs, not his contract
Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30.
He has the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals for the first time and has won more games with this team than any other coach.
Slive focused on future after big changes
Mike Slive sprawls in a comfy arm chair, propping his feet on a coffee table between one massive tome on Winston Churchill and an even thicker "Encyclopedia of Southern Culture."
He's relaxed and feeling awfully good about the state of the Southeastern Conference.
It's a rare moment of calm for the SEC's cerebral commissioner, but he can afford it since his "A pile" of things to do has gotten considerably slimmer over the past two years.
’Bama bounces Ole Miss from SEC Tourney
For the second day in a row, the Rebels went into extra-innings but were unable to emerge with the victory as No. 21 Ole Miss (37-22) fell to Alabama (34-25) 7-5 in 10 innings at the SEC Tournament on Thursday.
With the loss, the Rebels were eliminated from the SEC Tournament and will now await NCAA Tournament selection announcements at 11 a.m. on Monday. The selection of the NCAA Tournament field will be televised by ESPNU.
Tanner Bailey (4-2) suffered the loss for the Rebels, allowing two runs on one hit with two walks in 2.1 innings of work.
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