(Photo by Brent Shipman, Staff)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Scott City's Skylar Cobb had another dominate performance.
After only allowing one-hit in his last outing against Chaffee, Cobb got the first no-hitter of his high school career when the Rams shut out the East Prairie Eagles Wednesday afternoon, 11-0.
"Every one of my pitches were working and I could locate them," Cobb said. "My control was really good and I felt good. That was the key."
While striking out 12 in the contest, Cobb faced only one batter over the minimum in the sixth inning mercy rule win, walking opposing pitcher Connor Scott in the second.
"He had it today," Rams coach Lance Amick said. "He looked like his velocity was pretty good. I think this is the third year in a row he's thrown against them, so he's pretty familiar.
"He looked good today, there's no doubt about it."
Twice Cobb struck out the side, first in the second inning and then in the sixth to cap off the game.
Scott City's offense had a big afternoon of its own.
Taking the lead early, the Rams put up three runs in the first with a triple by Cobb and a pair of singles by Brett Dirnberger and Jamie Scholz each bringing in a run.
After going scoreless the next two innings, Justin Modglin doubled to center to score two in the fourth with the Rams putting up another two in the fifth off a Dirnberger double and Chris Limbaugh single.
Needing only three more runs in the sixth to reach the 10-run mercy rule, Scott City scored four in the inning, with a drive to left field by Limbaugh scoring the final two runs of the game.
In all, the Rams collected 15 hits in the game to hand Eagle's ace Scott his first loss of the season.
Six Scott City players had multiple hits in the contest, with Jamie Scholz leading the team with three.
Coming off a 10-hit performance against Notre Dame's ace Colton Young, Amick was happy to see his offense hit well against another top arm in Scott.
"We beat a good pitcher today," Amick said. "It felt like we came down here and got some good swings on the baseball. You feel fortunate when come away with a win against a good pitcher like Connor.
"He may not have had his 'A' game today, but anytime you can beat him you feel good about yourself because he's a quality pitcher."
In earning the loss, Scott went the full six innings, allowing 15 hits and no walks while striking out one. He is now 4-1 on the year.
The games lone long ball came from Scott City's No. 9 hitter Wyatt Martin, who sent a two-run shot to left in the sixth inning.
"Wyatt can hit a home run at any at bat," Cobb said. "He's got that kind of power. That's good to have in your No. 9 spot."
Scott City now stands at 9-3 on the season and will get the chance to break in to the double-digit win column when they face the visiting Woodland Cardinals Monday at 4 p.m.
The loss puts East Prairie at 7-4. They get set to face the visiting Kelly Hawks Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Scott City 300 224 - 11
E. Prairie 000 000 - 0
WP -- Skylar Cobb (3-1). LP -- Connor Scott (4-1). Multiple hits -- Justin Modglin, (S), 2-4, Cobb, (S), 2-4, Brett Dirnberger, (S), 2-4, Chris Limbaugh, (S), 2-4, Jamie Scholz, (S), 3-4, Wyatt Martin, (S), 2-2. Extra-base hits -- 2B: Modglin, (S), Dirnberger, (S); 3B: Cobb, (S); HR: Martin.