This may sounds like a broken record but it needs to be said once again. The North Lamar Panthers won another game because of the dominating pitching performance by Ty Jones. Last week against Liberty-Eylau, Jones allowed only one hit in their 9-0 victory. This time, Jones did even better as he pitched a no-hitter in the 1-0 North Lamar win over Atlanta.
Jones, who usually pitches the Friday night games for coach Igleheart had four strikeouts and only gave up three walks in the game. The only real threat came in the six inning when Ty walked two batters in a row with two outs. Jones was able to strikeout the next batter, however, to end the threat.
The only offense came in the third inning for the Panthers. Jake Wynn singled to open the inning. Austin Stephens came in as a courtesy runner and stole second base. A single by Sam Cowling advanced him to third base. The next batter, Brayden Steed, singled to center field and scoring Stephens.
The story, though, was Ty Jones. Jones ability to work both sides of the plate with a variety of pitches as fooled batters all year long. During his junior season, Ty primarily pitched as a third pitcher behind Daniel Gibbons and Brandon Dusenberry.
Besides coming in to close out games for North Lamar, he did make a few starts. His most memorable performance came during the post season. North Lamar was playing Spring Hill in Mount Pleasant. North Lamar won game one and Spring Hill won game two. Ty Jones was called upon for game three. Ty went out and pitched a gem as North Lamar defeated Spring Hill and moved on in the playoffs.
Ty is now 4-0 in district play this season. In those four games, the opposing batters have only managed to score a total of four runs. Out of those four runs, only two of them have been earned. He has only allowed nine hits in those four games and his ERA is .406 in district. He has 26 strikeouts in those four game games compared to only six walks.
With the win North Lamar is now 4-2 in district play. They will be at Paris High on Tuesday night. North Lamar defeated Paris 2-1 in nine innings earlier in the season.