Sarasota JV v Braden River, 1-0
Sarasota defeated Braden River 1-0 on Thursday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Tanner Crump induced a groundout from Alonso to finish off the game.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Sarasota pitchers struck out six, while Pericozzi sat down three.
Sarasota got things moving in the first inning. Sarasota scored one run when Justin Higgins singled.
A single by Kaitz in the first inning was a positive for Braden River.
Bernard Barnes toed the rubber for Sarasota. The bulldog allowed five hits and zero runs over six and a third innings, striking out six and walking one.
Pericozzi started the game for Braden River. The bulldog surrendered one run on seven hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one.
Sarasota racked up seven hits on the day. Cale Kreiger and Alex Barnes each collected multiple hits for Sarasota. Barnes and Kreiger all had two hits to lead Sarasota. Sarasota didn't commit a single error in the field. Higgins had six chances in the field, the most on the team.
B Hedgepeth went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Braden River in hits. Braden River didn't commit a single error in the field. Hedgepeth had the most chances in the field with nine.