Noblesville senior Jacob Thieman was on deck in the top half of the seventh inning with the Millers leading Hoosier Crossroads Conference and county rival Hamilton Southeastern 7-0 Saturday when DJ Owens fouled a pitch back.

Thieman and a member of the Royals playfully raced to the ball. Thieman won that battle and calmly tossed it to the homeplate umpire. It was that kind of night. Everything went right for the Millers.

Noblesville senior Jackson Ramey threw 86 pitches and faced the minimum three batters in four of the seven innings, and the Millers held on for the 7-0 victory over Hamilton Southeastern.

Ramey allowed three hits, striking out six batters in what Noblesville head coach Justin Keever simply defined as an inspiring effort.

"He was able to get the leadoff batter out every inning," Keever said. "When you do that, it makes it hard for your opponent to score runs. To get the leadoff batter out all seven innings is very impressive."

Noblesville senior Mark Goudy was just as impressive at the plate, going four-for-four, with two doubles, and scoring two runs. His first two at-bats were nearly identical deep fly balls to the the centerfield wall.

"Goudy is locked in right now," Keever said. "Things are going his way at that plated. He hit four missiles tonight.

"This was definitely our best performance of the season," Keever added. "It was just a good game all around - from the way we swung our bats to some really good plays defensively."

All the scoring took place in the second, third and fourth innings for the Millers. Noblesville's Reese Sharp drew a one-out walk in the second, and he advance to third on a sharp line drive single to right field by Bryce Randolph. Sharp then scored when Hamilton Southeastern third baseman Brayton Harrison committed an error at third, and that play moved Randolph to second. Randolph scored one out later on another Hamilton Southeastern error.

DJ Owens knocked in a run in the third inning with a sharp line drive to left field. Goudy got the third inning started with a one-out double. Thieman and Sharp drew walks, and the Millers scored another run in the fourth on a ground out by Randolph.

Noblesville collected 10 hits, with senior Bryce Randolph and junior DJ Owens notching two hits apiece. Owens added two RBIs.

Carter Lohman started for the Royals, allowing eight hits, and taking the loss.

"We came out flat tonight," Hamilton Southeastern coach Scott Henson said. "It looked like one team came out ready to play tonight. We have two-and-a-half weeks until sectional, so we need to take this time to figure things out on how to play competitive baseball."

Noblesville will look to make it three straight wins Tuesday at Kokomo. Southeastern will try to snap a two-game skid Tuesday at home against Harrison.