"I just tried to get ahead with my fastball," he said. "I didn't have the command of all my pitches, it was a little rocky. But whenever you don't have your best stuff, you've got to throw strikes. I had to battle, but I didn't quit."
Barrick pulled Bullock in the game's fifth and final inning in favor of Justyn Lee, who allowed the only hit of the game and a walk, but put the cap on the shutout victory. Barrick said the decision was made with the future in mind, rather than a five-inning no-hitter.
"At this point in the season, that was an opportunity for us to get Justyn on the mound," he said. "Eventually we're going to need Justyn to pitch and play well, so we saw it as a chance to get Justyn an inning.
"Cameron was good with that. That's the kind of kid Cameron is. He's a team player. Our focus wasn't necessarily on getting the no-hitter, it was let's get the 'W' and do what we need to do to make us better down the line."
As efficient as the Rams were on defense, Barrick said the biggest takeaway of the night was the strength of Mineral Wells' bats.
"The biggest thing tonight was our offense," he said. "We hit the ball hard from top to bottom. When we're putting the ball in play like that and getting some guys on, we can score some runs. That's what we've got to concentrate on in this second half: when we get a chance, get guys on and find ways to get them around the bases. That's what we did tonight. I'm proud of the guys. We're one step closer to where we want to be."