Inside the circle, Parker was her usual self. The senior hurler not only earned her 17th career no-hitter, she also allowed just two base runners (Mary Adams walked and Payton Phillips was hit by a pitch). In fact, no Milton player put the ball in play with a swing of the bat until the fourth inning (Adams had grounded out to Parker on a bunt in the first).
"It's not fun to watch that when it's against you," Keefer said. "But it's fun to watch knowing how much work she put in. ... You respect how much work it takes to get that good."
Warrior Run jumped on top 2-0 in the first inning. Gabby Shrawder led off with a walk and Parker singled, and Clemens brought them both in with a double to right. The Defenders added one-run innings in the second and third.
"We wanted to come down here and jump on them," Watson said. "They're tough. ... We wanted to come down here focused."
Mack Miller was a bright spot for the Black Panthers. The junior catcher threw out three base runners.
"She's got a cannon for an arm," Keefer said. "She's the best player on the field in most games."