Gavin Carter threw a no-hitter in Wednesday's game against Jefferson. (DHI Media/Chris Howell)
Gavin Carter threw a no-hitter in Wednesday's game against Jefferson. (DHI Media/Chris Howell)

MIDDLE POINT — In every way possible, it was Gavin Carter’s night during Lincolnview’s 2-0 win over Jefferson on Wednesday evening.

Carter threw a complete game no-hitter and racked up 15 strikeouts on the night he was honored as Lincolnview’s lone senior.

Before the game, he had the privilege of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to his dad.

Carter ends his Lincolview baseball career as the school record holder in pitching wins with 19, while pitching to the tune of a 1.95 earned run average and totaling 227 strikeouts.

At the plate he was also one of the Lancers biggest threat over the past few years, sporting a .349 career batting average.

Next year Carter plans on continuing his baseball career and education at Indiana Tech University.

As for Wednesday night’s game, the current Lancer and future Warrior set the tone in the top of the first inning when he struck out the side, and that fast start would be a sign of things to come.

The Lancer offense, also jump started by Carter, put up their first run in the bottom of the inning when the Lancer graduate put a lead-off double off of the center field fence.

Carter would score two batters later when Dane Ebel singled on a line drive to left field.

From this point on, the scoreboard nearly filled up with zeros.

Carter struck out two batters in the second, third, fourth, and fifth innings before striking out the side in the sixth.

Lincolnview grabbed one final insurance run in the bottom of the sixth when Clayton Leeth tripled and Collin Overholt crossed the plate.

In the top of the seventh, Carter struck out the first two batters before fielding the ball and throwing it to first to end the game and leave Jefferson scoreless and with as much as a single hit.

Carter, Ebel, Leeth and Jared Kesler all registered hits in the game. Leeth accounted for two of the Lancers five hits.

With the win, Lincolnview improves to 5-4 on the summer season. Next up for the Lancers is a trip to Wayne Trace on Thursday nights to take on the Raiders at 6 p.m.

Score by Inning R H E

Jefferson 0000000 0 0 0

Lincolnview 100001X 2 5 2

Jefferson (0)

AB-R-H-RBI

Braylon Scalf 3-0-0-0, Logan Gallmeier 2-0-0-0, Josh Wiseman 2-0-0-0, Jacob Simmons 2-0-0-0, Colin Bailey 2-0-0-0, Braxton Scalf 2-0-0-0, Jackson Ream 2-0-0-0, Cody Bailey 2-0-0-0, Logan Herron 2-0-0-0, Tanner Vorhees 2-0-0-0, Casey Knippen 1-0-0-0, Total 22-0-0-0.

IP-H-R-ER-SO

Josh Wiseman 6.0 5-2-2-2

Lincolnview (2)

AB-R-H-RBI

Gavin Carter 2-1-1-0, Collin Overholt 2-1-0-0, Dane Ebel 2-0-1-1, Dalton Ellerbrock 0-0-0-0, Clayton Leeth 3-0-2-1, Carson Fox 3-0-0-0, Trey Evans 1-0-0-0, Evan Miller 1-0-0-0, Jared Kesler 2-0-1-0, Brandon Renner 2-0-0-0, Kyle Hamilton 2-0-0-0, Carson Bowen 2-0-0-0, Total 22-2-5-2.

IP-H-R-ER-SO

Gavin Carter 7.0 0-0-0-15