All season long, the JV Red had showed signs of being a potentially potent offense. Unfortunately for Killeen pitchers & fielders, the Tigers arrived & exploded for 41 runs (scoring in all 10 innings) & 35 base hits & a 2-game sweep of the Kangaroos on a very windy Thursday evening.
The highlight of the night for the Tigers did not come at the plate, but on the mound in Game 1. Jace Stephen pitched a complete game, 5-inning no-hitter to dominate the Roos’ hitters. He used only 56 pitches & had 1 walk & 7 Ks.
Stephen Throws No-Hitter To Secure Tigers Win Over Roos
Game 1 – Belton: 18, Killeen: 0
Recap: Unhittable pitching by Jace Stephen planted the seed of victory for the Tigers. The Tigers played error-free defense behind him & gave him 18 runs & 14 hits of offensive support.
Winning Pitcher: Jace Stephen (2-0)
Leading Hitters: Gunner Garrett (3-4, RBI), Coby Trovinger (1-3, RBI), Chase Fentress (2-3), Jonathan Montgomery (2-3, Double, 4 RBI), Jacob Norwood (0-1, Sac Fly, 3 RBI), Jarrett Karnowski (1-3, Double, 3 RBI), Marshall Florence (1-3, RBI), Christian Alexander (2-3, 2 RBI), Ethen Wells (1-2, Double, RBI), William Wallace (1-2, RBI).
JV Red Dominate in Blow-Out Win Over Killeen
Game 2 – Belton: 23, Killeen: 2
Recap: The Tigers continue to roll in Game 2 with 21 hits & 23 runs vs the Roos. In one inning, the Red hit 3 triples to open the flood-gates & a commanding lead. Christian Castillo was home run away from hitting for the cycle. Tiger pitchers strike out 9 & walk 1.
Winning Pitcher: Brian Shadrick (2-0)
Leading Hitters: Gunner Garrett (3-4, Triple, 3 RBI), Canyon Tubbs (2-5, Triple, 3 RBI), Christian Castillo (3-3, Triple, 3 RBI), Joaquin Gonzales (1-3), Ethen Wells (1-2, RBI), Logan Riggins (3-4, 3 RBI), Coby Trovinger (3-4, 4 RBI), Josh Bowers (3-5, 3 RBI), Chase Fentress (2-2, 2 RBI).
The JV Red is now 10-3 on the season & 4-0 in district. They will travel out west on Monday for a double-header vs San Angelo Central; game times are at 3 & 5pm.