By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WHITLEY COUNTY — Hollywood couldn’t have scripted the way Whitley County senior Alex Rose’s final start of the season went down Thursday.
Rose pitched a no-hitter, leading the Colonels to a 10-0 win over Knox Central on Senior Night, making this the first 20-win season since 2005 (and the first time the team has won 20 games in the regular season for at least the past 20 years).
Head coach Kyle Adams said he couldn’t be any more pleased with the team’s effort against a Knox Central team that some believe can make some noise in the upcoming 13th Region Tournament.
“Alex did a great job for us tonight keeping them off balance,” Adams said. “Our defense didn’t have to do too much, but when they did have to they were able to make the play.
“This is a good win for our kids because it’s a win over a team that has really been playing good baseball lately,” Adams said. “I think this gives our kids some confidence as we head into the district tournament next week, so we have to see where we go from there.”