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By Shauna Salinas
The Red River Sun
WELLINGTON – Creighton Killian threw a perfect game Tuesday, March 30 to lead the Wellington Skyrockets in a 2-0 shutout against Clarendon.
With strong pitching on both sides, Killian lasted six innings and allowed one hit and zero runs while striking out eight and walking one.
Aiding in the Rockets’ five hits was Antonio Rodriguez, who went two-for-three at the plate. In the field, Kayden Valles had the most plays with eight.
Throwing another perfect game on Tuesday, April 6 in Shamrock, Valles went four and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out 13 and walking zero in a 12-0 shutout over the Fighting Irish.
Driving in four runs, Gavin Wood went three-for-three at the plate with runs on a home run in the third and a single in the fifth.
Notching an additional five runs in the fifth inning, the offensive onslaught was led by Mason Folk, Blake Strickland, John Ramirez and Wood, who all drove runs in the frame.
Launching three home runs on the day, Valles, Mark Ramirez and Wood all collected homers.
Tallying 19 hits on the day, Folk, Barret Philips, Killian, J. Ramirez, M. Ramirez, Valles and Wood each managed multiple hits for the Rockets. M. Ramirez, Valles and Wood led with three each. Killian had 13 chances in the field, the most on the team. Running wild on the base paths, Folk led with two stolen bases as the Rockets amassed 13.
Coasting to an easy victory over Valley 12-2 on Friday, April 9, the Rockets recorded their sixth consecutive win in a blow-out on home turf.
Opening up scoring in the first inning, M. Ramirez singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run to put the Rockets on the scoreboard.
Stacking up an additional four runs in the third inning, J. Ramirez, M. Ramirez and Valles each had RBIs in the inning.
Pitching, Killian surrendered two runs on five hits over four and a third innings, striking out nine and walking one.
With the Rockets boasting an impressive 16 hits, Killian, Phillips, M. Ramirez, Antonio Rodriguez, Strickland and Valles collected multiple hits. Rodriguez led with three hits in three at bats. Valles had the most chances in the field with nine.
The Rockets (9-3) challenged Memphis on Tuesday, April 13. Results were unavailable at press time.