STRUTHERS OH- It’s not very often you come across a true pitcher’s duel in baseball anymore. With so much focus on offense, a 1-0 has become an anomaly. For Whiting, and Prospects 18U teams it apparently needed to happen. Both teams were electric on the mound, but Whitibg came out on top 1-0.
Brady Shannon got the game winning RBI going 1-3 on the day. He knocked in Cooper Vance who went 1-2 with a walk. Anthony Malagise led Whiting in hits going 2-2.
It was the pitcher’s who shined the brightest in this battle. Shannon got the win for Whiting. He went 2 innings and gave up 0 runs on 0 hits. Marc Conti took the bulk of the work throwing 4 innings and giving up 0 runs on 3 hits. He struck out a pair.
Although Prospects only managed 4 hits, they did draw 6 walks. Robert Gumino went 1-2 with a walk on the day. A.J Stallsmith had identical numbers going 1-2 with a walk. Olindo Pezzone went 1-3 on the day.
Nick Church took the loss as he tossed all 6 innings and gave up 1 run on 5 hits. He struck out 6 hitters, and used 92 pitches to get through the game. That’s an average of just over 15 pitches per inning.