HOT SPRINGS, Ar. — Southern Arkansas University freshman pitcher Jeremy Adorno of Kissimmee, Fla., hurled a no-hitter Sunday against Missouri Western in the Mike Dugan Invitational at Majestic Park.
Adorno went the distance in the seven-inning contest that saw the fourth-ranked Muleriders rout Missouri Western, 12-0. The crafty right-hander walked one, struck out seven, and hit two. Adorno transferred to SAU from Hill College.
SAU (1-1) scored all the runs it would need in the first inning on a three-run homer by Will Richardson. Brett McGee and Brandon Nicoll both drove in two runs in the fourth for a 7-0 cushion. Texarkana’s Chris Sutton scored in the fourth and fifth when the Muleriders added four more runs.
The Muleriders’ leadoff batter (Sutton) had a double and single in the game. He scored three runs and drove in another.
Jacob Machuca contributed a triple and single, while Conner Allen had a double and single.
SAU’s final game of the event is Monday against Northwest Missouri State.
Reddies win on dinger in 10th inning
Henderson State won its second straight game on its home diamond by beating Northwest Missouri on Pate Fullerton’s walk-off homer in the 10th inning, 2-1. The Reddies beat Ouachita Baptist in their opener, 4-0.
Henry Coppens was the winning pitcher in relief of Cade Tucker. Tucker gave up two hits in six innings of work, walking two and striking out six. Dillon Thomas’ sacrifice fly in the seventh forced the extra-inning affair. Greyson Stevens led the Reddies’ offense with a double and single.
Henderson plays Delta State on Monday in Arkadelphia.
OBU suffers second straight shutout
OBU (0-2) is not only looking for its first win Monday against Rogers State (Claremore, Okla.), the Tigers still haven’t scored a run. Northwest Missouri beat the Tigers Sunday, 1-0.
Max Spitzmiller and Alex Slocum combined on a 4-hitter. Spitzmiller allowed all four hits in eight innings, walking none and striking out nine. Slocum picked up a save with two strikeouts in the ninth inning.
Donovan Warren scored the game’s only run on a single by Kaleb Harrison.
Harding University managed only two hits against Northeastern State Oklahoma, but it still beat the Riverhawks, 4-2.
Joel Barker, a transfer from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, was the winning pitcher. Jonathan Smithey suffered the loss. Brock Reller accounted for Northeastern’s runs with two homers.