Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Baseball: Seminole edges Countryside 1-0

SEMINOLE — Less than a week ago, Seminole's Jordan Doyle threw a no-hitter. Thursday night against Class 7A, District 10 rival Countryside, Doyle almost did it again.

He allowed only one hit in another complete game as the Warhawks beat the Cougars 1-0. Doyle didn't allow a hit until two outs in the fifth inning, which ended his hitless streak at 112/3 innings.

"I've had all three pitches working pretty well lately," said Doyle, who no-hit Cambridge Christian. "And I've been getting some good rest. I was just fresh and ready to go."

The result was much different than the last time the teams met. Seminole won 12-2 on the 10-run mercy rule. But with different pitchers on the mound, this game was defensive all the way.

Doyle and Countryside's Vinny Ballantoni mowed down batters. Seminole (18-3) got to Ballantoni in the third inning. Tylor Craft led off with a walk and scored one batter later when Alex McGathey laced a one-hopper off the leftfield fence. Ballantoni got out of the inning without anymore damage and pitched well the rest of the game.

The Cougars (15-6) finally got to Doyle in the fifth. Brendan Stevens led off the inning by getting hit by a pitch. He went to second on a Jake Mielock groundout. With two outs, Adam Rasmussen got the first, and only, hit, a liner up the middle.

Countryside coach Kemo O'Sullivan sent Stevens home, but he was gunned out by centerfielder Brett Phillips by 10 feet.

"I'd send him 10 out of 10 times," O'Sullivan said. "The way we were hitting the ball, that could've been our only chance."

O'Sullivan was right. Countryside got a runner to second in the sixth but was unable to drive in the tying run. Doyle got three straight outs in the seventh to end the game.

"Jordan is a heck of a pitcher," Seminole coach Jeff Pincus said. "He's the most unselfish player I've ever coached. I love the kid."

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