Panthers hit six HRs in 23-0 win
Piedmont High pounded out 25 hits and allowed just one in a 23-0 road win over Union Academy on Friday.
The Panthers have now won 10 straight games to improve to 10-1 on the season, and will carry a 5-0 Rocky River Conference record into Tuesday's home game against defending league champion Cuthbertson.
Piedmont's six home runs on Tuesday are the most ever by a Milt Flow coached team during his 16 years in charge.
Cameron Price and Colby Barnette hit two homers each for Piedmont, and Cody Purser and Hunter Purser also had home runs.
"We've been putting in a lot of reps in practice and we've been hitting the ball well all season," said Barnette, who signed a letter-of-intent with UNC Chapel Hill last November. "It all came together for us today."
Barnette finished 3-for-4 with a triple, and Price went 2-for-3 with two walks.
Over his last three games, Price is now 9-for-11 at the plate with four doubles, two homers and a triple.
"Cameron's putting in the work," Barnette said. "He's working off the field, after practice. He's a great player. He deserves it."
Jonathan Caldwell faced the minimum number of batters over three innings and earned the win to improve to 3-0. Lefty Corey Sikes worked the fourth inning and Barnette pitched the fifth.
Union Academy senior Josh Anderson broke up the combined no-hitter with a sharply-hit grounder between shortstop and third.
Union Academy is now 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the league.