And that may be an understatement. Joseph Lowder of the Ashe County High baseball team tossed another gem. And this time it was nearly perfect. Lowder, who struck out 13 men in a lopsided win against West Caldwell on March 1, tossed a no-hitter against Avery in his second appearance of the year. Lowder went six innings and struck out 14 batters as the Huskies cruised to a 10-0 mercy rule win against Avery on March 11.