Dominant pitching shuts down Kennard, Garrison in state semifinals
ROUND ROCK, Texas (KTRE) - The Kennard Tigers could not overcome a big time pitching performances in their 1A and 2A state semifinals.
In the 1A semifinal, Nazareth scored the game’s only run in the first inning with the bases loaded. From there it was all defense as Kennard could only get three hits on the day.
The Swifts were able to get seven hits and committed two errors. Gerber had 10 strikeouts for Nazareth. He faced 25 batters and threw 95 pitches. Dylan Cole threw five strikeouts over six innings with 69 pitches. Fifty of those pitches were strikes.
Kennard finished their season at 24-15.
Shiner won 3-0 over garrison with Commanche pitcher Ryan Peterson striking out 13 batters. Alex Slowikoski struck out six batters for Garrison. The game was scoreless until Shiner got a 2 RBI double by Keenan Hailey. They added another run in the sixth after Andrew Slowikoski had his glove knocked off during a tag at the plate.
Garrison finished the season 37-8-1.
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