Chase Butler, starting pitcher for the Whiteoak Wildcats, threw a no-hitter on Tuesday evening in a Southern Hills Athletic Conference (SHAC) contest against the Ripley Blue Jays.
Butler struck out eight batters on the night, and did not allow a single base runner until the top of the fifth inning when he walked the lead-off batter. Two other batters went on to reach base in the inning, one on a runner interference call, and the other on an error.
Varsity head coach Chris Veidt offered high praise for Butler when he said, “Any time a kid throws a no hitter, it’s an awesome accomplishment. Chase has had such a fantastic year for us all the way around. He gets better with each pitching start. He was off the charts tonight with his strike and A3P percentages.”
The Wildcats cam out of the gates quickly with Traeten Hamilton, Butler, Trever Yeager, Brandon Lowe, and Evan Brill reaching base and scoring runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 5-0 lead.
Whiteoak kept the bats hot in the second inning as Yeager and Brill scored again, giving the Wildcats a 7-0 lead.
Hamilton and Butler put two more runs on the board in the bottom of the third pushing the lead to 9-0.
Brayden Yeager, Chad Jones, and Ryan Roberts scored the final three runs of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning to provide the final score of 12-0.
Butler, Hamilton, Brill, and Casey Nace led the Wildcats with two RBI apiece. The Wildcats totaled 11 hits while only playing four innings.
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