Timmons throws no-hitter to lead Daviess County to first district win of the season

March 29, 2024 | 12:05 am

Updated March 29, 2024 | 8:56 am

Kamryn Timmons had a big game on the mound racking up 19 strikeouts in her no-hitter to help lead Daviess County to a big 10-0 win over Owensboro. 

Daviess County got off to a hot start as Shelby Bennett singled to center field before stealing second base. Annie Newman hit an RBI single on the next pitch to send Bennett home. Newman took advantage of a wild pitch and moved to second before Callie Smith hit an RBI single to allow Newman to score. Molly Hancock then hit a home run to add two more to DC’s lead. A flyout to right field sent the game into the bottom of the first. Owensboro looked dangerous after Sophie Moorman was walked and an error allowed Addison Hill to reach first. With runners on first and second without any outs, Timmons kept her cool and struck out the next three batters to end the inning. 

Sadie Morris hit a solo home run in left field to extend the Lady Panthers’ lead to 5-0 in the second inning. Timmons had 3 quick strikeouts in the bottom of the second to keep the score stagnant. The top of the third inning saw DC score again from an RBI single by Briley Henry that sent Avery Morris across home plate. 

The Lady Panthers caught fire again with a big 4-run performance in the top of the fourth. Kylie Clark was walked, and Sadie Morris stepped up with another big hit as her double put runners on second and third. A wild pitch allowed Clark to score at home and Morris to move to third. Bennett then hit an RBI single to bring Morris home. Newman followed up with a single to center field, and an error allowed both Newman and Bennett an extra base. Next up was Smith who hit a flyout to left field, but Bennett had enough time to tag up and get across home plate to put the score at 9-0. 

The Lady Panthers had a total of 10 hits during the game with 4 extra base hits that included a home run by both Sadie Morris and Hancock. Home runs are nice, but head coach John Biggs said that this wasn’t as big a focus for the team as they tried to focus more on line drives and hard hits. Despite this, Biggs still feels this year’s team could top last year’s team home run total.

“You know we kind of said going into this year, ‘We lost Jessie and we’re probably not going to have somebody hitting 18 home runs,’ but I think this club has the possibility of passing the 40 some odd that the team hit last year,” he said. “We don’t talk about hitting home runs. We mainly talk about barreling balls up and hitting balls hard. We’ve got some kids that if that happens, then there might be some that will fly out of the ballpark. We’re really just trying to hit line drives and be more aggressive on the bases.”

DCHS scored their final run in the top of the seventh inning after Smith hit another double, and Avery Morris was brought on as pinch runner. Hancock was walked, and Danielle Beckwith hit a single out to right field. An error gave Avery Morris the opportunity to make it home for the final run. 

On the mound for Owensboro was Alyssa Rhineburger with 1 strikeout, and Railey Scott got innings in as well as she recorded 2 strikeouts and allowed 1 hit across 3 innings. For DC, Timmons shut down OHS with a no-hitter across 7 innings, and she struck out 19 of the 23 batters she faced. Biggs said Timmons’ performance tonight showed her resilience in coming back from a rough outing this past weekend. 

“Kam obviously had a really nice game tonight,” he said. “She kind of built on the performance she had on Monday against Gordonsville where she struck out 14. She really just competed. The thing about that is that’s coming off what I would say was a very rough outing that she had down in Murfreesboro. She showed some resilience and came back. She was really effective in her pitches and got ahead on the count. When she can get ahead in the count, she’s pretty good and efficient.”

March 29, 2024 | 12:05 am

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