Schoff improves to 2-2 with single-A team

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Former Rome Free Academy and Bryant University standout pitcher Tyler Schoff continued a solid stretch in his pro baseball career.

Schoff, the 23-year-old 6-foot-4 right-hander who is in his first full pro season in the Washington Nationals organization, picked up his second win of the season Tuesday with his single-A level Fredericksburg team. The team is located in Virginia.

The Lee Center native pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief for Fredericksburg in the team’s 3-2 comeback win over the Lynchburg Hillcats. He allowed one hit — after an eight-pitch battle against the first batter he faced in the sixth inning — and no runs. However, an inherited run did score on a sacrifice fly. He got three consecutive groundouts in the top seventh inning before Fredericksburg scored three times in the bottom half of the inning. He threw a total of 38 pitches with 22 strikes.

The win helped Schoff improve to 2-2 this season — he earned his first win on April 20 — and comes after he picked up his first pro-level save May 29 with the team.

With Fredericksburg this season, Schoff is 2-2 with a 4.12 earned-run average in 19 2/3 innings over 15 appearances. He also has two holds in three save opportunities. He has 20 strikeouts and seven walks. Opposing batters have a .230 batting average.

Schoff and Fredericksburg are in the middle of a series against visiting Lynchburg in which the teams are playing seven times through Sunday. The Carolina League teams were playing a doubleheader on Wednesday.

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