North Pike shuts out Maroon Tide 2-0
Summit--North Pike senior right-hander Cade Killingsworth handcuffed Picayune throwing a no-hitter and recording 11 strike outs to propel the Jaguars to a 2-0 win at Jaguar Field.
Killingsworth, with a fastball consistently around 85 mph, did not allow a ball hit out of the infield. He hit 5 Picayune batters and walked one. Three times during the game, Picayune had runners in scoring position, but Killingsworth ended two threats with a strike out and the other one was stopped on a ground out.
North Pike scored unearned runs in the third and fourth innings.
Peyton Esslinger (pictured) started on the mound for the Maroon Tide and pitched until the bases were loaded with two out in the fourth. Luke Smith came on and got a groundout to end the inning and pitched shutout innings in the fifth and sixth innings.
Picayune (6-4, 0-1) will host North Pike (6-4, 1-1) on Thursday (originally scheduled Friday 7:00pm at Kent Kirkland Field.