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PREP BASEBALL: Atkinson, Schlarman picks up first win of season

Mar. 21—DANVILLE — Schlarman Academy pitcher Jerrius Atkinson had 14 strikeouts and pitched a no-hitter as the Hilltoppers beat Cornerstone Christian 12-2.

Owen Jones had three hits and a RBI for Schlarman, who had 13 hits in the game, while Miles Crosby, and Dillon Hemker each had two hits and two RBIs, Princeton Rush had two hits and a RBI, Atkinson, Wrigley O'Brien and Ricky Soderstrom each had one RBI and Liam Billings had two hits.

The Hilltoppers are 1-1 and will face St. Thomas More on Wednesday.

At Danville

Schlarman Academy 12, Cornerstone Christian 2

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WP — Jerrius Atkinson. LP — Whisler. Two or more hits — SA: Owen Jones 3, Miles Crosby, Princeton Rush, Dillion Hemker, Liam Billings. 2B — SA: Atkinson, Rush. 3B — SA: Crosby. RBIs — CC: Weller 2 SA: Crosby 2, Hemker 2, Ricky Soderstrom, Rush, Jones, Wrigley O'Brien, Atkinson.

Records — Schlarman Academy 1-1 overall.