Lawrenceburg's Michael Turner made his first varsity baseball
pitching decision a memorable one, no-hitting Oldenburg Academy to
take a 1-0 mound duel Thursday night at Liberty Park.
Turner, a junior
right-hander and the No. 2 starter in the LHS rotation, struck out
two and walked none in retiring 21 consecutive Twisters batters.
Primarily a jayvee
pitcher last spring, Turner threw 64 strikes of a total 104 pitches
in his mound gem, dealing 13 first-pitch strikes. He charted 11
ground ball outs and six fly outs – including the game-ending pop
out behind third base by losing hurler Josh Kinker (five innings, one
unearned run, four strikeouts, two walks).
Tigers needed every
pitch in Turner's no-no to eke out the one-run victory, behind held
to just two hits of their own Thursday.