Liberty’s Aiken goes the distance to beat county rival Blue Flame

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Taking on a Pickens team with seven college signees, Liberty High School head coach Trey Ulmer gave junior pitcher Elijah Aiken the daunting task of taking on the Blue Flame.

Aiken proved to be more than capable in the role, with one of the best performances on the young season, pitching a complete-game three-hitter while striking out five Pickens batters in a 2-1 Liberty win on Saturday afternoon.

“I’m very proud of Elijah Aiken,” Ulmer said. “He’s a very cerebral, intelligent young man. He works so hard, and I’m just happy to see his hard work

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