You couldn’t have pictured a better start to the season for Kobie Sloan-Sumrall and the Coyle Bluejackets Thursday night. In their season-opener, the righthanded senior threw a no-hitter in the Bluejackets 14-0 win over Carney High School.
Sloan-Sumrall had everything working for him on the mound, as he pitched a completegame shutout, allowing no runs on no hits with 12 strikeouts; while only giving up two walks on the night. While Sloan-Sumrall was dealing on the mound, the rest of the Bluejackets were putting runs on the scoreboard.
The Bluejackets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Jesse Faulkner hit a two-run RBI single to right. Sloan-Sumrall added a run in the top of the third, scoring on a passed ball to push Coyle in front 3-0.
After Sloan-Sumrall struck out the side in the home half of the third inning, the Bluejackets ignited for 11 runs in the fourth. Justin Pickard, Faulkner, als and Phillip Cummings all came through with RBI doubles to bust the game open for Coyle. Faulkner leading the team with four was exceptional at the plate, RBIs. Cummings, Sloan-Sumrall, and Sharkey Booher all had two RBI’s on the night, as Coyle finished with 11 RBIs as a team.
The Bluejackets will be back in action on Tuesday, when they travel to take on rival Mulhall-Orlando. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. The Bluejackets will not have their first home game until Tuesday, March 16th, when they host Bray-Doyle at noon.
Below is the season schedule for the Bluejackets:
March 3 - at Mulhall-Orlando. (4:00 p.m.)
March 6-7 - at Bray-Doyle Festival. (TBD)
March 13 - at Covington-Douglas (4:30 p.m.)
March 16 - vs Bray-Doyle (12:00 p.m.)
March 23 - vs Davenport (4:30 p.m.)
March 27 - at Oilton (4 p.m.)
March 30 - vs Oilton (4:30 p.m.)
April 2-4 - at Mulhall-Orlando Tourn. (TBD)
April 6 - vs Mulhall-Orlando (4:00 p.m.)
April 10 - vs Agra (4:00 p.m.)
April 13 - vs Covington-Douglas (4:30 p.m.)
April 17 - at Davenport (4:30 p.m.)
April 23-25 - District Tournament (TBD)
April 30- May 2 - Regional Tournament (TBD)
May 7-9 State Tournament (TBD)