John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — Okaw Valley Middle School baseball, whose only loss came at Shelbyville, annihilated Argenta, 10-0, on Monday and walloped Warrensburg on Tuesday, 11-0.
Garrett Fritz threw a no-hitter with no walks, striking out 10 and scored the walk-off run to end the game. Two AO batters did reach base on errors in the 1st inning, then AO was shut down. Austin Harshman led the Timberwolves at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a triple, and RBI, and three runs scored.
Okaw wasted no time scoring. Harshman led off the Okaw 1st with a triple, then Hagerman doubled him home, 1-0. Fritz then doubled Hagerman in, 2-0.
Okaw extended their lead in the 4th. Yarnell singled and Austin Hill walked. Harshman singled to load the bases. Hagerman reached on an error and it was 3-0 with the bases still loaded and one out. With two outs, Drake singled Hill home and the bases were still loaded. Harshman went ahead and scored, 5-0.
Hutson Dickens led off the 5th with a single and Yarnell reached on an error. Ethan Macklin grounded out, but drove in a run. Harshman singled and Hill scored, 7-0. Hagerman singled and Harshman ended up on 3rd. Hagerman scored on an error. Fritz reached on an error and Hagerman went to 3rd. Hagerman scored on a wild pitch and Fritz went to 3rd.
With one on and no outs in the 5th, leading 9-0, Drake drew a walk and Fritz scored for the walk-off win, 10-0 in five innings.
Okaw Valley 10, Argenta 0
Argenta 000 00--0-0-6
Okaw 200 35--10-12-2
Okaw stats: Hill 0-for-1, 2 BBs, 2 runs; Fritz 1-for-4, 2B, run, RBI; Harshman 4-for-4, 3B, 3 runs, RBI; Yarnell 2-for-3, run; Macklin 0-for-1, RBI; Hagerman 2-for-4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Dickens 1-for-3, run; Drake 1-for-3, BB, 2 RBIs; Bunfill 0-for-2; Coleman 1-for-2. Pitching (W) Fritz 5 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 BBs, 10 Ks.
AO stats: Johnson 0-for-2, ROE, SB; Morrison 0-for-2, BB. Pitching (L) Wade 2 IP, 2 runs, 6 hits, BB, 2 Ks; Rigsby 2.2 IP, 8 runs, 6 hits, 3 BBs, 2 Ks.
Tuesday was a Okaw repeat, pounding out another 12 hits and their pitcher being large and in charge. Austin Harshman threw a 2-hit shutout over five innings with just one walk, while striking out five. Fritz and Drake both launched home runs.
Harshman led off the game with a double and went to 3rd on a ground out. Coleman and Fritz followed with consecutive RBI doubles. Drake then cranked a 2-run home run for a quick 4-0 lead. In the 2nd, Hagerman walked and, with one out, Fritz blasted a 2-run home run, 6-0.
Fast forward to the Okaw 4th with the score still 6-0. With one out, Drake ans Dickens singled. Drake scored and Yarnell walked. Bunfill singled and Dickens scored. Holt walked.A fielder’s choice scored a run and with two outs and two on, Coleman reached on an error, scoring Bunfill. Okaw was up, 10-0.
Fritz reached on an error in the 5th. With two outs, Yarnell singled and Fritz went to 3rd. Jared Bunfill hit a double and drove Fritz in, 11-0.
Okaw Valley (13-1) heads to Brownstown on Thursday, then hosts Tri-County on Saturday.
Okaw Valley 11, Warrensburg 0
Okaw 420 41--11-12-0
W’burg 000 00--0-2-8
Okaw stats: Holt 0-for-1, 2 BBs; Fritz 2-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Harshman 1-for-4, 2B, run, RBI; Yarnell 1-for-3, BB, run; Hagerman 0-for-2, 2 BBs, run; Dickens 2-for-4, run, RBI; Drake 2-for-3, BB, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Bunfill 3-for-4, 2B, run, 2 RBIs; Coleman 1-for-4, 2B, run, RBI. Pitching (W) Harshman 5 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, BB, 5 Ks.