Western Hills loses 6-0 on no-hitter

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The Western Hills baseball team has had an up-and-down season so far this year, and that trend continued this weekend.

The Wolverines were just two outs from beating Shelby County Friday in Shelbyville when rain caused the game to be called.

On Saturday WHHS returned home and lost 6-0 as South Oldham's Zach Havens pitched a no-hitter.

"We played well (Friday)," WHHS coach Craig Fry said. "We consider it a win in our hearts, but unfortunately it doesn't count anywhere else."

Shelby County was trailing 6-0 with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning when the game was called. A game has to go five full innings to be a complete game, and Friday's game was two outs short. WHHS senior Kris Trautwein had a one-hitter in that game.

"We came out today, and we weren't down or anything like that," Fry said about Saturday's game. "Their pitcher did a nice job. He changed speeds, his curveball was working, and we helped him by chasing some pitches.

"That was a good pitcher, a good pitching staff," Fry added. "They saw we were chasing stuff, and they kept throwing it high."

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