Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 9, 2014

Troup baseball: Smith tosses a no hitter; fans 12 Harmony batters

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

TROUP —

Luke Smith turned in a dominating performance in Troup's 10-0 win over Harmony in a District 18-2A affair that was played at the Tigers' ball yard Friday.

Smith pitched a no-hitter against the Eagles and struck out 12 of the 18 opposing batters that he faced.

He also issued three free passes.

Troup bats struck for nine hits in the game, including four extra base hits.

Troup did much of the damage in the fourth inning where the Tigers plated four men.

Mason Mallard paced the attack by smacking a two-run double. A passed ball and a sacrifice fly off the stick of Brent Palmer also proved to be beneficial for Troup.

Mallard, a Southern Arkansas University signee, picked up four hits and six RBI in the contest. Three of hits were doubles.