CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Christian coach Greg Simmons has never shied away from a tough schedule, so when his team squared off against Myers Park in the opener of the Jack Sink tournament on April 14, they were ready.
The host Mustangs came in a perfect 15-0 but couldn’t muster much off Charlotte Christian two-sport star JT Killen.
Killen, a Coastal Carolina commit, was sensational, allowing just one hit and striking out 11 over six scoreless innings. Matt Mayers came on to close out the ninth and pick up the save.
The Knights opened the month with a two-game sweep of Country Day.
In the April 3 opener, Killen and Brett Adams drove in runs while Matthew Silverling (four scoreless innings, six strikeouts) and Mayers (three innings, one run, four strikeouts) combined on the 2-1 win.
Charlotte Christian made it easier on themselves the following day, winning a blowout 10-0.
Adams homered and drove in three runs, Killen and freshman Calvert Clark had a pair of RBIs each and Silverling had two hits.
Adams tossed a complete game three-hitter with nine strikeouts.
After outlasting a 13-1 South Caldwell team with an impressive 6-5 win, the Knights also hammered Richmond 10-0 on April 11.
In that win, Killen, Adams and Shane Russell all homered, Jaxon Byrd and JB Awolowo had two hits each and JD Suarez drove in two runs.
That was more than enough support for Adams, who allowed four hits and struck out seven over four innings.
The Knights were also scheduled to play South Meck and Mallard Creek at the Jack Sink tournament before opening a two-game set with Charlotte Latin.