Schulferâ??s no hitter propels SPASH over Everest
April 23, 2014By Todd VanderLoop of Stevens Point Area Senior High
Schulfer’s no hitter propels SPASH over Everest
Posted by Kristen Finstad on 22 Apr 2014 / 0 Comment
By Kristen Finstad
April 22, 2014
Stevens Point–The SPASH Panthers, led by Austin Schulfer’s 10 strikeouts, completed their second no-hitter in two days with a 1-0 win over D.C. Everest.
It was a slow start and a battle of the defenses for the first few innings.
SPASH finally got on the board in the sixth when a couple of Evergreen errors allowed Jon Barnes’ single to later result in a run.
“I’m proud of our guys,” SPASH coach Kraig Terpstra said. “I had the perfect guy leading off the inning in Jon Barnes. He’s been in a lot of clutch situations and started off with the hit and then finally we executed a bunt. That’s all Austin needed was that one run.”
The Evergreens faced a three up, three down struggle in each of the first six innings until the lone SPASH error allowed Mason Hagenbucher on base, only to be followed by a pair of flyouts and Schulfer’s tenth strikeout to finish the game.
“I think the big key is he was throwing a nice curve for a strike and it just was a dominating pitch,” Terpstra said of Schulfer. “He just put it where he wanted it and had such good movement. I just loved his composure. He was really confident. I’ve seen him throw harder, but this was his best command and best presence on the mound.”
As the Panthers improve to 5-1 on the season, fans and players alike begin to optimistically look toward the rest of the season, but Terpstra is taking it one game at a time.
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