With the Timothy Christian bats behind him, pitcher Cole Miller had his day.
The sophomore threw his first no-hitter to rout the Fenton Bison 10-0. It was the Trojans' third straight Metro Suburban Conference baseball victory.
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"I just really was trying to keep it simple and not over-do it against batters and just trying to throw strikes," Miller said. "I didn't do it all the time, but I was really just trying to keep it simple.
"It's really good to have run support. It's confidence. I probably wouldn't have thrown as well (without it) -- it would be more pressure, at least -- but run support is a key thing."
Miller struck out 10 batters and walked two to move Timothy Christian to 7-13 overall and 4-10 in conference.
The Trojans went after Fenton (7-13, 2-6) in the first inning when Michael Wieringa reached first base on a two-out error. Miller ripped a triple to left field to score Wieringa, and catcher Michael Bieterman hit a single to score Miller and put Timothy Christian ahead 2-0.
Timothy Christian scored two more in the fourth with the bases loaded with one out. Devin May drove in two with a single.
Fenton found itself in more trouble in the sixth when Timothy Christian hit three straight singles to load the bases for the third time in the game.
Miller stepped up and forced the count to 3-2 before walking, scoring Brett Kwasigroch.
A single by Timothy Christian sophomore Carter Johnson drove in two more runs.
"We've been struggling at times hitting, but we're starting to come around and the thing I really like is it's been right through the lineup lately," said Timothy Christian coach Jim Snoeyink. "It hasn't been just two or three guys. Yesterday the bottom of the order really helped us, today the top and middle of the order really helped us, so it's been good."
The Trojans added their 10th run in the top of the seventh inning, and Miller ended the game with a groundball double play.
"We got no-hit and we're having trouble hitting," said Fenton coach Dave Schwabe. "We've been in a little slump lately and that's it. When you're not scoring runs you're not going to win games."