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Peel just says no-no
Claxton's ace fires no-hitter to sustain playoff hopes
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Claxton's Michael Peel fires in a strike during the fifth inning of his no-hitter against Portal Tuesday.
PORTAL - With postseason implications abound, Michael Peel came up with his best performance yet.For seven innings, Portal took its cuts, but not one Panther could register a hit off of the lanky right-hander and a high fastball from Peel rushed past the bat of Nick McCranie to cap off the no-hitter and an 8-0 Tigers win Tuesday evening at Coleman Field.Peel was almost untouchable throughout the game, as he retired 12 of 21 Portal batters via the strikeout."I just had everything working for me tonight," said Peel. "All I wanted to do was throw strikes. Every time I go out there, I just focus on putting my team in a position to win, and with these last few games being so important for us, I'm glad that I could throw so well tonight.""(Peel) was really impressive," said Claxton catcher Chandler Jenkins.