Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pitching has ruled the roost in the season’s early going as bats fell silent last week. The pitching was led by a perfect game thrown by Timberland’s Ryan Hood.
The Wolves downed Kingstree 20-0 in five innings.
Hood retired all 15 hitters he faced faced, striking out 13 while not walking a batter.
Two hitters grounded out in the no-hit gem.
Hood helped his own cause at the plate going 3-for-4.
In other action last week, Berkeley’s Joe Glauser, Jeffrey Stone and Kyle Garrick ran the Stags’ consecutive shutout streak to 20 innnings.
The hurlers combined to throw a one-hitter in a 6-0 win over Cane Bay.
Berkeley has not been scored upon since losing to Goose Creek 4-3 on March 1. The Stags have gone 3-0 over the two-week stretch, outscoring their opponents 31-0 in wins over Timberland, Colleton County and Cane Bay.
Glauser improved to 2-1 on the season and has allowed just one run in 13 innings pitched and has a personal streak of 9 scoreless innings in work.
As a staff the Stags have given up just five hits over the three-game shutout string.
In softball action, Stratford topped the Lady Stags in a shutout.
Lady Knights hurler Nikki Linthicum earned a measure of revenge against Berkeley, tossing a five-hit shutout to lead Stratford to a 3-0 win.
Linthicum was on the losing end of a 7-6 season opening loss to Berkeley.
Stratford improved to 7-3 while the Lady Stags (5-1) suffered their first loss of the 2014 season after five straight wins.