HARDIN, Ill. -- No-hitters in baseball or softball don't happen often, but a pair of them by one school in single day is even more rare.
Calhoun High School from the southwestern Illinois town of Hardin pulled it off Thursday with a pair of no-hitters over Greenfield High School.
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According to The Telegraph in Alton, The Calhoun Warriors baseball team blanked Greenfield 9-0. Pitcher Mitch Bick didn't give up a hit and struck out 18. He walked just one batter.
Pitcher Grace Baalman threw a no-hitter for the Warriors softball team in its 10-0 win over Greenfield.
Baalman came close to a perfect game. She struck out nine and didn't walk anyone. But one Greenfield batter reached base on an error.
Hardin is about 40 miles north of St. Louis.