UT Tyler's Adams throws no-hitter in win over Hardin-Simmons

UT Tyler's pitcher Cason Adams (49) throws a No-No against Hardin Simmons University,in the first of two games at UT's Irwin Field. ( Lang White / Correspondent )


Cason Adams threw the second no-hitter in UT Tyler baseball history Saturday at Irwin Field.

Adams, a sophomore from Rockwall, held Hardin-Simmons in check as the Patriots scored a 4-0 seven-inning victory.

Adams was almost perfect in the game, allowing just two batters to reach base on walks.

He struck out nine on for UT Tyler's first no-hitter since 2006, when Kevin Dutcher pitched one against Paul Quinn in a 10-0 UT Tyler win.

The Patriots scored an 8-5 win in the second game to improve to 17-8 overall and 13-5 in American Southwest Conference play. The Cowboys fall to 6-14 and 2-9.

UT Tyler will return to action on Tuesday as it hosts nonconference foe Jarvis Christian at 6:30 p.m. at Irwin Field.


Game One

Blake Bonnin got the scoring started in the second inning with a solo home run, his third of the season. Reid Coover drove in another run in the third, scoring Derick Smith to make it 2-0 UT Tyler.

The Patriots' Logan Tucker added two more runs in the fourth with a two-run single, making the score 4-0 UT Tyler over the Cowboys


Game Two

Coover and Buddy McCoy belted solo homers in the first.

In the third, Zack De Luna brought the Cowboys within 2-1 on an RBI double. An inning later, Cody Berryman and Jared Jacques gave HSU the 3-2 lead on a pair of RBI singles.

The Patriots answered with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 6-3 lead. Alex Bishop had a two-RBI double, while Sam Lane scored on a wild pitch, followed by Derick Smith's sacrifice fly.

Hardin-Simmons would make things interesting in the sixth, as Berryman knocked in another run with a single and Jacques scored another run on a fielder's choice.

Leading just 6-5, the Patriots' offense got two big runs, as McCoy blasted his second home run of the game in the seventh. Lane then singled in Bonnin for an 8-5 advantage.

Chad Hayes set the Cowboys down in order in the ninth for his eighth save. Nate Imig got the win to go to 2-0.




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