GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Ben Stiglets, a 6-1, 185 pound junior and 6-1, 175 pound sophomore Gage Clark have something in common besides their height. Both young men tossed no-hitters for the Admirals this season.
Stiglets threw a no-hitter last week leading Gulfport past St. Martin 6 to nothing in 7 innings.
He's now 4 and 1 on the season with a 1.48 earned run average.
Stiglets said,"I had a strong defense and a strong offense and it got me going to where I knew I could throw it. My average speed on my fastball is between 86 to 88 mph and probably my strongest pitch is my slider."
Harrison County, Tennessee traveled to Gulfport Monday night and the Thorobreds from Blue Grass Country were unable to connect at the plate thanks to the pitching prowess of Gage Clark. He tossed a no-hitter with 4 strikeouts, walked a batter and hit another batter in 5 innings. He received a little help from his teammates, watch Daniel Keating snare the baseball out of the air for an out.
"I think my curve ball is my best pitch, it was really working for me last night," stated Clark. "I just let it work and get people to chase it and my fastball is good too because I can place it."@
Clark hasn't played due to an elbow injury, but he's feeling better and posted his second win of the season. His ERA is 1.75.
Gulfport head coach Jamie McMahon said,"Coach Corley does such a great job with them in throwing strikes and we have been playing good defense. Our fielding percentage is up and having those guys come out the last two weeks and throwing a no-hitter helps. You give yourself 5 or 6 runs and you know you're going to win the game."
The Admirals are in the hunt in the Region 7-6A ranks posting 6 wins and 2 losses. Harrison Central leads the Region with 7 wins and one setback.
Gulfport travels to Hattiesburg Thursday night and will entertain the Tigers Friday night at six.