MOUNT VERNON — When they’re at the top of their game, it’s hard to beat the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets.
The defense committed just one error behind pitcher Nick Hoar, who struck out eight batters to go the distance in Mount Vernon’s 5-2 home victory over Watkins Memorial on Friday.
“We got a great pitching performace from Nick,” said Mount Vernon head coach Matt Smith. “He kept the ball down. He changed his speeds and hit his spots. He’s going to be really tough to beat when he pitches like that.”
Hoar’s mastery was evident from the first inning, when he forced a flyout on the first pitch then struck out the next two batters. He allowed Watkins’ hitters to get ahead in the count just three times. As for the other 23 hitters, only two managed base hits and none were walked.
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