POCAHONTAS - Nick Clark pitched a no-hitter for St. Edmond as the second-ranked (Class 2A)?Gaels cruised to a 10-0 victory over Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer here on Tuesday night.
Clark (3-1) went the distance, striking out six and not walking a batter. The lone base runner reached on an error following a chopper at third that was between hops in the third inning for the Indians (2-14).
"Nick was throwing stirkes and the defense was very good behind him,'' said SEHS head coach Joe Shanks. "We controlled the tempo of the game.
"I thought we were a little impatitent at the plate, but we did what we had to do.''
Clark also had a strong showing offensively to help his own cause, collecting two hits.
Hank Crimmins had two hits, including a double, and Cal Coleman had a triple and a single.
St. Edmond 10, Pocahontas Area/P-P 0
St. Edmond 106 001 2 - 10 10 1
PA/P-P 000 000 0 - 0 0 4
Nick Clark and Brady Reiling. Brandon Hersom, Austin Behrendsen (3), Jacob Kopriva (4) and Jake Gonnerman. 2B-SE: Hank Crimmins; 3B-SE: Cal Coleman.
The Gaels are back in action tonight at Eagle Grove.
St. Edmond will host seventh-ranked Bishop Garrigan on Friday during a Strikeout Cancer game.