Nate Hadinger wasn’t perfect but he was untouchable Friday.
The South Webster Jeeps utilized a no-hitter from Hadinger to prevail 3-0 over the West Senators. Hadinger also struck out eight batters during the no-no. The only blemishes on Hadinger’s pitching line came in the form of walks — three of the to be exact, including the lead-off batter to begin the game.
“I couldn’t be any happier for Nate after this performance,” Jeeps manager Ryan McClintic said. “He walked the lead-off batter to start the game, and that’s something that would’ve bothered him in previous years. He showed great poise and moxie throughout the entire game and you could see his confidence growing out there.
“Nate continued to get stronger as the game went on, and he made big pitch after big pitch. It’s been great to sit back and watch his growth as a baseball player over the last few years.”
Anytime a pitcher enters the record books, the other eight players on the diamond probably contributed to the performance.
“We played great defense behind Nate all game long,” McClintic said. “Anytime a no-hitter is thrown there’s usually some nice plays in the field, and we had several of those in this game.”
Hadinger’s performance wasn’t just limited to the mound. He also led Jeeps at the plate, going 3-for-3 with an RBI. Overall, South Webster collected 13 hits during the game with eight of the nine starters collecting a hit.
“Our bats were very consistent from top to bottom, it was a total team effort at the plate.”
PW 000 000 0 — 0 0 1
SW 010 020 X — 3 13 2
South Webster – Wolfenbarker 2-4, Fulk 1-4 (2B), Zimmerman 1-4 (R), Blevins 2-3 (R), Coriell 1-3 (RBI), Hadinger 3-3 (RBI), Gee 2-3 (R), Ruth 1-3 (2B, RBI).
W – Hadinger (7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K)
L – Finley