Bingenheimer was one batter away from a perfect game until one Kenedy player reached first base on an error. Bingenheimer struck out eight of the 16 batters he faced. The Eagle defense was near flawless in helping their staff ace achieve the monumental task.
“We were up by ten runs after three innings and I knew then that it (no-hitter) was a good possibility,” said Bingenheimer. “The defense was great and I had confidence that my teammates would do whatever it took to get it (no-hitter). I told Coach Howell that I wanted to finish the game and get the no-hitter and he told me that it was taboo to talk about it. I am grateful to him for letting me continue and to my teammates for being there for me. This is my first no-hitter pitching high school ball and my teammates and I are glad it happened at home in front of our fans.”
Bingenheimer helped his cause at the plate as well going 3-3 with four RBI’s, two doubles, and a triple. The Eagles hit five doubles and three triples in an impressive showing at the plate. Marcus Jaramillo was 3-4 with an RBI, Jacob Wren went 2-3 with two RBI’s, Ronnie Martinez and Bryan Stewart both had one hit and two RBI’s, Josh Jones and Keith Young each added one hit apiece.
“We are just beginning to gel as a team but, we have a long way to go,” added Bingenheimer. “We have to give this type of effort at every game and at every practice. Our tradition starts today and it will be up to each one of us to make it a great tradition.”