Wagner#039;s no-hitter gives Redmen win

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 30, 2004

PEDRO - Nathan Wagner wasn't perfect, but he was close.

Wagner started the season with a no-hitter as the Rock Hill Redmen blanked the St. Joseph Flyers 17-0 Monday in five innings.

Wagner struck out three and walked just two for his first career no-hitter.

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"Nathan threw the ball well," Redmen coach Barry Litteral said.

Wagner had a perfect game until the fourth when he issued a walk.

The Redmen erupted for 12 runs in the first inning.

T.J. Blagg tripled and K.C. Christian doubled to start the game. Matt Wilson and Wagner each doubled home a pair of runs, David Burks had an RBI triple and Blagg and Aaron Miller delivered back-to-back doubles for runs.

"We just jumped on them early and kept hitting," Litteral said.

Josh Moore had a two-run double in the second inning as the lead went to 16-0.

Rock Hill finished with 21 hits as 13 different players reached the hit column.

Blagg and Miller each went 3-4, Christian and Micah Settle 2-2 and Wagner 2-3 for the Redmen.

"It was just a good all-around team effort. We just have to be able to do that on a consistent basis. The big thing is we put the ball in play," Litteral said.

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Jeremy Addis, Kurt Jordan (1), Alex Swarts (3) and Cory Lewis, Joe O'Leary (1). Nathan Wagner and T.J. Blagg. W-Wagner (3-K, 2-W). L-Addis. 2B-RH: T.J. Blagg, K.C. Christian, Aaron Miller, Josh Moore, Matt Wilson, Matt McFann, Nathan Wagner. 3B-RH: T.J. Blagg, David Burks. Hitting-Rock Hill: T.J. Blagg 3-4 (3 r), Aaron Miller 3-4 (2 r), K.C. Christian 2-2 (2 r), Brian Skaggs 1-2, Justin Lavender 1-1 (2-r), Josh Moore 1-2, Matt Wilson 2-2, Willie Anderson 1-2, Micah Settle 2-2, Michael Malone 1-2, Matt McFann 1-4, Nathan Wagner 2-3, David Burks 1-2.