The Nashville Hornets junior varsity baseball team opened the season with two dominating pitching performances and two wins.
Nashville pitchers Brogan Kemp and Jacob Woodrome combined on a no-hitter in beating Trico 8-0 in the season opener.
In addition to his five innings on the mound, Kemp drove in four runs and went 3-for-4 to lead the Hornets’ offense. Stephen Reuss had two hits and drove in two runs, Jacob Heck and Tyler Jahnke each had a hit and drove in a run, and Cameron Parker and Trevor Meier also collected hits in the win.
Woodrome worked two scoreless innings in relief of Kemp.
Nashville’s pitching was even better in the Hornets’ 10-0 win over New Athens. This time, Woodrome threw a perfect game over five innings to give his team the lopsided win.
Heck hit a three-run home run in the second inning, and Kemp doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs. Cade Krueger and Meier also knocked in two runs apiece, and Austin Anderson and Woodrome also had hits in the win.