Terry's no hitter lifts Purdy to win

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Turning the pitch around Photo by Stacy Stevenson Reese Stevenson, a senior at Purdy, hits a three-run triple during the Eagles' 12-0 victory over Miller Monday night. Purdy improved to 10-2 on the season.

By Jared Lankford

Purdy's Cameron Terry threw a no-hitter as the Eagles cruised to a 12-0 victory over Miller last Tuesday night.

"Cameron gave us really good innings tonight," said Purdy head coach Joshua Hughes. "He kept throwing strikes and the defense played well behind him."

Terry pitched five innings, walked four and struck out seven batters with 84 pitches.

After going down in order in the first inning, Purdy exploded for eight runs in the second inning.

Terry opened the second inning with a double. Drew Williams then reached on an error. Keevin Walker singled to score Terry. Alex Mareth singled to score Williams. Austin Hancock drew a walk to load the bases. An error on a ball hit by Tyler Scott allowed Walker to score, and a triple by Reese Stevenson allowed three more runs to score.

"We just kept putting the ball in play and forcing Miller to get us out," said Hughes. "We faced a good pitcher tonight, and the boys really responded well."

The Eagles tacked on four more runs in the third to enact the mercy rule at the conclusion of the top of the fifth inning.

On Friday, Purdy improved to 12-2 with a 6-2 victory over East Newton.

"I am proud of the boys," said Hughes. "We did the little things right tonight to get the win. We must keep this momentum going if we want to reach our goals."

The Eagles scored a pair of runs in the first, off a Cody Hall double. The Patriots hung tough, scoring a run in the bottom of the first and second innings to tie the game 2-2.

Purdy responded with single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings and two runs in the seventh inning highlighted by Hall's sixth home run of the season. Terry collected three hits in four tries for the Eagles.

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