Friday, April 27, 2012

Bishop Ward pitcher throws no-hitter


Entering Thursday night's game against Turner, Bishop Ward pitcher Jon Roblez wasn't exactly a candidate for throwing a no-hitter.

He came into Thursday night with an 0-3 record and an 8.90 ERA. Both stats look a lot better after Thursday. Roblez blanked Turner Thursday night at Bishop Ward High School, allowing no hits in the game. 

Roblez, who also pitched a no-hitter against Atchison two years ago in sub-state at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, helped Ward improve to 10-7 on the season and earn consecutive wins against Kaw Valley League opponents.

He was great on the mound Thursday, but he's been known for his bat in 2012 until this point. Roblez entered Thursday with a .319 average, four home runs and 13 RBI.

And Turner's not exactly a bad opponent, either. The Golden Bears are 9-6 this season and they had won four of their last five games.

Roblez' arm coming into form would be a great development for Ward's chances at yet another state title.

The Cyclones have had pitching problems at times this season.


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