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Rowland pitches Purple to shutout
Mar 21, 2007 12:00 am
RED BOILING SPRINGS — Taylor Rowland pitched a four-hit shutout and provided the only offense he would need in a 9-0 victory for Watertown over Red Boiling Springs on Monday.
The sophomore left-hander walked no one and struck out 11 in seven innings as the Purple Tigers pulled even for the season at 1-1. He also had two of Watertown's nine hits, including an RBI double in a three-run first inning.
"We got a strong pitching performance from him," Watertown coach Jeff Luttrell said of Rowland. "He threw just a limited number of pitches and we played good defense."
Cory Lasater wielded the big stick, going 4-for-4 with a two-run double in the sixth and a two-run triple in the seventh.
Justin Breece blasted a two-run homer in the first inning. Eric Morgan and Caleb Hughes had RBI singles late in the game.
Watertown will host Westmoreland in the Tigers' District 8-A opener at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Three Forks Park.
Westmoreland bombards MJCA bullpen
MT. JULIET — Chris Frazier held Westmoreland to a single run through five innings Monday before Westmoreland lit up the Mt. Juliet Christian bullpen in a 16-4 District 8-A triumph.
Westmoreland broke a scoreless tie in the fifth against Frazier, who allowed seven hits and struck out three before Coach Mike Jones pulled him after the inning with 73 pitches under his belt.
The Eagles scored 10 times in the sixth as the Saints committed all four of their errors in the inning. Matt Madison hit a three-run homer in the seventh.
Mt. Juliet Christian staved off the run rule in the bottom of the sixth with Frazier's RBI groundout and Phillip Harnage's run-scoring single. Daniel Shedd singled home two runs in the seventh as he and Jonathan Roberts each racked up a pair of hits as the Saints slipped to 1-1 for the season and 0-1 in the district.