Jacob Misiorowski pitched his second no-hitter of the season, and this time he had to go an entire seven innings as the Grain Valley Eagles beat Suburban Small Seven opponent Platte County 1-0 Thursday night.
The lone run of the game came in the top of the third inning when Cole Keller doubled and scored on Seth Dankenbring’s RBI single.
Misiorowski, who no-hit Fort Osage 12-0 earlier this year in a five-inning mercy-rule victory, was in complete control all night at Platte County as he struck out seven and walked three batters.
“They had a guy reach second one inning and no one advanced any farther than that,” said Grain Valley coach Brad Driskell, after the Eagles improved to 16-8 overall and 8-1 in conference play. “Cole doubles and Seth drives him home in the third and that was it for the offense for each team. I think the entire game was over in about an hour and 20 minutes. It was just a great game. When Jacob is on, that’s the type of pitching you expect to see from him.”
When asked if there were any near base hits, Driskell said, “Payton Bosserman made a couple of great plays at shortstop. They saved his no hitter and kept us out of some possible jams. It was just a great night all the way around.
“I’m really proud of the way the guys are playing. To be 8-1 in the new conference is really special.”
The Eagles had dominated the Missouri River Valley Conference West before jumping up to suburban conference play this season.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 15, RUSKIN 0: Jonathan Dotson and Jordan Mabie combined for a three-inning no-hitter and Chrisman pounded out 12 hits in a rout of Ruskin in a Suburban Middle Seven matchup Thursday.
The Bears scored six runs in the first inning and added two in the second and seven in the third to end it early on the mercy rule.
Frankie Gervy was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Dawson Herl was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs to lead the Bears. Brennan McGraw added two hits and an RBI, Taylor Perry had a double and two RBIs and Mabie doubled with an RBI.
Dotson struck out three in two innings and Mabie finished with two strikeouts to complete the no-hitter.
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 12, BLUE SPRINGS 1: All it took was a couple of mistakes for the Wildcats to fall in five innings to Suburban Big Six Conference foe Lee’s Summit West Thursday.
Payton Schmidt had a hit and an RBI for Blue Springs (8-22, 2-6 conference).
“Wow! Against a really good Lee’s Summit West team you have to be ready to play and we weren’t today,” Wildcats coach Tim McElligott said. “We made a couple of mistakes and you can’t do that against a good team.”
VAN HORN 3, LONE JACK 2: The Falcons scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome a 2-0 deficit in a non-conference win over the Mules Wednesday.
Joey Johnson picked up the win after throwing 1 ⅔ innings in relief. Kobe Messick tossed 5 ⅓ innings and allowed two runs and struck out three. Senior Marion Hackson had a two-run single and Connor Hiciano had an RBI single.