Kingwood Park's Jack Schwabenlander took the hill Friday night at Summer Creek High School in Humble looking for a solid performance that would be good enough to give him and his Panther teammates a fifth straight win. Backed by Jordan Powellf's six rbi night, Schwabenlander was better then just good enough hurling an 18-0 no-hit shutout.
Schwabenlander who has been the victim of minimal run support this season got all he needed in the first as his teammates scored twice on a Jordan Powell rbi single. Kingwood put seven more on the board in the second courtesy of seven walks and two errors centered around rbi hits from Nathan Ling and David Falkner. Two more runs crossed the plate in the third on an rbi single from shortstop Jonathan Ducoff and a sacrifice fly from Ling. Leading 11-0, the Green and white tacked on seven more runs in the fourth.
The Bulldogs were no match for the Panthers big righthander as he set down the game's final seven hitters without a whimper and 12 of the last 13 hitters he faced. CJ Jackson and Matt Buenrostro were the only two hitters to reach against Schwabenlander who turned in his second consecutive strong outing.
Head coach Bruce Cox said in his pregame interview that Kingwood just needed Jack to be Jack.
"He needs to be focused and in command of all of his pitches," said Cox. When Jack's in command, I feel good about our chances of winning."
With the route going performance, Friday marked the third time this season Schwabenlander has gone at least five innings and surrendered three runs or fewer.
Kingwood Park improved to 7-3 in District 19-4A. Summer Creek dropped to 4-4.