Will hasn’t had to pitch as much this season. Though he started the year strong, he struggled a little in his last appearance on October 3rd. Now 18 days later he started strong, striking out the first two batters in the first, then getting the number three hitter to bounce back weakly to him at the mound.
In the second Will hit the first batter and walked the next two, loading the bases. But he worked his way out of the jam with only one run scoring…with a groundout, strikeout, and tagging out the runner trying to score on a passed ball.
In the third Will struck out the side, giving him six in three innings. Coach Henry stuck to his plan and pitched Russell the next two innings. Russell was able to pitch two no-hit innings, aided by a force at second after a pop fell between three fielders. John Fulton came in and retired the side in the sixth to secure the no-hitter, the first that Will has been a part of.
Will also played shortstop and an inning at first base, getting a tough putout after a dropped third strike. At the plate he reached base once and scored from second on an error that got past the shortstop.