Walker Smallwood will forever live in Dixie Heights sports lore.
(Fort Mitchell, Ky.) – It was a movie script come to life on a high school baseball field last week.
Dixie Heights High School pitcher Walker Smallwood took to the mound for the first time since recovering from cancer.
Just being on the mound was an accomplishment, but Smallwood's performance will never be forgotten at Dixie Heights. The lefty threw a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Villa Madonna.
Not only did he not surrender a hit, but Smallwood struck out 19. The 19 strikeouts tied a school record set in 2017.
Congratulations Walker Smallwood who pitch a complete game NO HITTER last night. Our Colonels defeated Villa Madonna 7-0. Walker finished the game with 19 Strikeouts. pic.twitter.com/nfvrKPcb66— DHHS Athletics (@DHHSAthletics) April 7, 2021
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ⚾️— Nate Bryan (@NateInSports) April 7, 2021
AND IT GETS BETTER!
That was Dixie Heights star WALKER SMALLWOOD's first official HS outing in three years as he was diagnosed with cancer before his sophomore season (2019) https://t.co/m1wrmDG8XC