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Nixa's Ruder Pitches No Hitter

Nixa's Jacob Ruder pitches a no hitter in the Eagles sectional win at Willard.
WILLARD, Mo--High school baseball teams in Southwest Missouri have been battling mother nature for the past few days as they try to complete the sectional rounds of the state playoffs.

The 24-4 Nixa Eagles and 22-10 Willard Tigers are battling in Class 5.

And this would turn out to be a pitchers duel at Tom Greenwade Field.

Nixa flashing the leather early, Willard's Dalton Morrow lines this to right center, but Nixa's Scott Minehardt is there for the diving catch.

The Eagles Jacob Ruder on the hill for Nixa, and he strikes out Nick Hooper swinging.

Willard's Morrow just as hot as Ruder, here the southpaw strikes out Dustin Sipes swinging.

Nixa trying to get something going in the fourth but Willard hits into this 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.

The Eagles would finally score in the sixth, Minehardt gets hit by the pitch.

And then Jacob Ruder would bring him home with this rbi single to center, it's 1-nothing.

Ruder would go a complete game no hitter and Nixa wins 2-nothing to advance to play Rock Bridge Thursday.  



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