Whitmeyer fans 18 during VVS triumph
Senior pitcher Jesse Whitmeyer allowed just one hit and fanned 18 batters on strikes as the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill baseball team recorded a 1-0 shutout victory over visiting New Hartford on Tuesday.
Whitmeyer battled through an old fashioned pitcher’s dual with the Spartans’ ace Mark Chanatry throughout the contest as the two teams combined for a total of two hits. But it was Whitmeyer who was better on this day as he threw for a complete game and recorded every out himself with the exception of a fly out to right field. He also walked three batters and gave up his only hit to Joe Donovan on an infield single en route to the win.
Chanatry threw over six innings and struckout nine batters, including six in a row through the first three innings, and allowed just one Red Devil hit by Dane Carlson on an infield single in the third inning. Chanatry though walked five batters and allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI by Mitch Iseneker.
The Red Devils’ record jumps to 5-1 overall and they will visit Camden on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.
Camden blanks HP
In other baseball action, the Camden Blue Devils returned from their week-long spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. and claimed a 6-0 shutout victory over host Holland Patent in the two teams’ first Tri-Valley League matchup of the spring season.
After receiving a win and three loses in the Mingo Bay Classic, Camden senior pitcher Cody Sullivan gave the Blue Devils a complete game shutout while striking out 13 batters and allowing just two hits, one from Troy Jones and another by Austin Mann.
James Matthews hit 3-for-4 and recorded an RBI to lead 3-3 overall Camden, while Sam Platt added two singles and two RBIs, and Mitchell had a hit and two RBIs.
Brandon Marsh took the loss on the hill for Holland Patent.
The Golden Knights will travel to Oneida for another league contest on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.