Helias' Davidson no-hits Jays; diving play by Harrsion saves it
JEFFERSON CITY --- Landon Harrison was a thorn in the side of the Jefferson City Jays one last time.
This time, not with a jumper, but with a dive and a glove.
The Helias senior made a diving, highlight-reel catch in the seventh inning to preserve Zach Davidson's no-hitter of the arch-rival Jays as the Crusaders secured a 3-0 win on Friday night at Vivion Field.
Led by the All-State basketball efforts of Harrison --- who was a four-year starter --- the Crusaders had their way with the Jays during his days on the court.
He played baseball as a freshman and sophomore, but chose to sit out last season to concentrate on basketball. He returned this season ... and did this.
Even though he didn't know exactly what he'd done.
"I knew Zach was pitching a heck of a game," Harrison said, "but honestly, I had no idea there was a no-hitter on the line."
It came with one out in the seventh, when Joseph Travis his a slicing line drive down the right field line.
"I know one thing, I did make a good read on the ball," Harrison said. "I didn't know if I could get to it right off the bat, but I ran as hard as I could and fortunately, I made the play."
Nobody was happier to see it than Davidson.
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