Friday, September 29, 2023

Boykin throws no-hitter

Harvey’s Rachel Boykin was nearly perfect in the circle in the Red Raiders’ 13-0 nonconference win over visiting St. John on Wednesday.

“Rachael Boykin was brilliant in the circle today,” said Harvey coach Betsy Hada. “She set the tone for the team by striking out the side in the first inning and never looked back.”

Boykin struck out seven and walked just one batter. She also doubled home a run in the win.

The Red Raiders waited patiently to get on the field for the first time and they made the most of the opportunity.

“This was our first game and first win of the season,” Hada said. “Our team is getting better with each practice and game. I am excited to see what the season holds.”

Good things are in store for the Red Raiders if they can match Wednesday’s output in the future.

Lola Thomas went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple, two runs scored, and a run batted in. Josie Basco added a double and two RBI and Diane Cortes was 1-for-1 with two walks and two stolen bases.

Harvey recorded five doubles and six stolen bases in the win.

The Red Raiders also excelled on defense.

“Mira DiPierro showed off her range and strong arm in the top of the third,” Hada said. “She threw out the first two batters by getting a glove on two potential base hits in the five-six hole.”


Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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