Maxey's no-hitter sends Falcons to championship

Blair Oaks shortstop Austin Kempker waits to apply the tag as Hickman's Garrett Dishinger is caught attempting to steal second base during a first-round game Friday in the Capital City Invitational at American Legion Field in Jefferson City.

Blair Oaks shortstop Austin Kempker waits to apply the tag as Hickman's Garrett Dishinger is caught attempting to steal second base during a first-round game Friday in the Capital City Invitational at American Legion Field in Jefferson City. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Kyler Maxey threw a five-inning no-hitter in his first career start March 29. The Blair Oaks junior topped that performance with a seven-inning no-hitter in his second career start Friday night at Vivion Field, a 4-0 victory over Rockwood-Summit that sent the Falcons into the finals of the Capital City Invitational.

In seven sensational innings, Maxey struck out 11 batters while allowing six baserunners (five walks and a hit batter) in a 120-pitch outing. He never let a batter reach third base.

Earlier on Friday, the Falcons earned a 9-6 victory over Hickman in the first round of the tournament.

Blair Oaks (7-0) faces the winner of the Eureka-Rockhurst game in the championship at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Vivion Field.

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