After a day of rain delays, Mt. Juliet got back to the diamond and shut down Creek Wood, 3-1.
Mason Barber took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, going 6.1 innings and striking out six, four in a row at one point.
Hunter Gilbert led the Bears at the plate with two RBI base hits. He picked up a RBI single in the bottom of the second, scoring Robby Amity, and a RBI double in the fourth, driving in courtesy runner Caleb Chowbay.
The other run came in the bottom of the third when Kyle Grace drove in Cody Carr with a RBI single.
Creek Wood got their only run on the top of the fourth on a walk and two errors by the Bears.
Creek Wood’s Aaron Lee broke up Barber’s no hitter to start the seventh. Conner Sugg came in to shut the door and pick up the save.
In the opening day, Mt. Juliet picked up a 4-3 win over Clarksville, and a 3-0 win over White House.
Campbell Scholl, Chowbay and Sugg teamed up for the shut out against White House. Scholl got the win, going five innings and striking out six. Sugg picked up the save. Chris Johnston was 2-for-2 in the game.
Grace and Barber picked up the RBIs in the game, as all three runs came in the second inning for the Bears. A three-run third inning helped lift the Bears over Clarksville. Amity had two RBIs in the game on a triple. Branden Henson and Grace picked up RBIs as well.
Austyn Dyer picked up the win for the Bears, going six innings and striking out nine. Clarksville got the bases loaded on two hits and a walk in the seventh, but Sugg was able to get out of it with the save.
Mt. Juliet 3
White House 0
W – 000 000 0 – 0 4 2
M – 030 000 X – 3 5 0
Campbell Scholl, Caleb Chowbay (6), Connor Sugg (7) and Zack Tompkins. W: Scholl (1-0). SV: Conner Sugg (2).
Mt. Juliet 4
C – 102 000 0 – 3 6 2
M – 013 000 X – 4 5 2
Austyn Dyer, Connor Sugg (7) and Zack Tompkins. W: Dyer (1-1). SV: Sugg (3).
Mt. Juliet 3
Creek Wood 1
C – 000 100 0 – 1 1 2
M – 011 100 X – 3 5 2
Mason Barber, Conner Sugg (7) and Zack Tompkins. W: Barber (1-0). SV: Sugg (4).
This week’s games
Beech at MJ, 7 p.m.
Riverdale Warrior Classic
Clarksville NW at MJ, 6:30 p.m.
Mason, Ohio at MJ, 5:30 p.m.
Hilliard, Ohio at MJ, 8 p.m.
USJ at MJ, 12:30 p.m.
St. Benedict at MJ, 5:30 p.m.
MJ at Portland, 7 p.m.
MJ at Hendersonville, 7 p.m.