You should have been there….to see Jason Bonnett hurl a perfect game on Wednesday afternoon to lead the JV Red past Temples, 12-0, to sweep the district series & end the Tigers 3-game losing streak.
So far on this 2020 season, the JV Red had yet to play a complete game that combined strong pitching, timely hitting & error-free defense. But on this warm, muggy afternoon, the stars aligned for the Tigers as they dismantled their neighbors from across the river.
From his first pitch to his last, Bonnett was in a groove & went the distance earning his 1st victory of the season. He surrendered 0 runs on 0 hits over 5 innings, striking out 6 & walking 0 to complete the no-hit, perfect game performance. With a solid defense behind him, he was able to pitch ahead in the count & pitch to contact while limiting his pitch count to only 52 pitches. Defensively, the Tigers didn’t commit a single error in the field, which was a first on the season, thus allowing Bonnett to challenge the Wildcat hitters.
Offensively, the Tigers got things moving in the 1st inning when Itty Henry drove in 1 with a double.
In the 3rd, Amiere Steward drove in 3 runs with an RBI double to keep things rolling & extended the JV Red lead.
Then the Tigers secured the victory tallying 7 runs in the 4th inning. Aaron Bain, Caleb Lamm, Itty Henry, Mason Munz, & Brandon Ware each had RBIs in the frame. The big inning was driven by doubles by Munz & Ware.
JV Red totaled 8 hits in the game. Seven Tigers collected hits on the afternoon with Brandon Ware banging out 2 hits to lead the way.
WP: Jason Bonnett (1-1)
Leading Hitters: Aaron Bain (1-2, 2 RBIs), Caleb Lamm (1-3, RBI), Kade Norwood (1-1), Itty Henry (1-2, Double, RBI), Mason Munz (1-1, Double, 2 RBIs), Amiere Steward (1-1, Double, 3 RBIs), Brandon Ware (2-3, Double, RBI)
Season Record: 3 – 6 District Record: 2-0
The JV Red Tigers are now 3-6 on the season. They will be in action this weekend in the District JV Tournament at the Waco ISD Veteran’s sports complex. Game times are:
Friday: 10:00am vs Midway (Field 1) & 3:00pm vs Ellisons (Field 2)
Saturday: 3:00pm vs Harker Heights (Field 2)