This Saturday PCB took on Rowan in our final game of the season. With our hopes of regionals gone, we looked to play spoiler to Rowan. Doc took the hill for us one last time, and he saved his best for last. In what was surely his best performance of the year, he went the distance yet again, holding Rowan to 6 hits while allowing 0 runs. He kept Rowan off-balance all game, getting strikeouts and groundouts with all of his pitches. PCB supported him in the field, too, making all the routine plays and even a few that made the highlight reel. Our offense, although quiet for most of the game, came through when we needed it. With two outs and a runner on second in the bottom of the second inning, freshman SS Alex Hoffnagle came up huge with a line drive single to right that knocked in the game’s only run. That proved to be the difference, and PCB won our season finale, 1-0.
-Doc’s complete game shutout and 77:23 ball-to-strike ratio
-Game time of under 1 hr 30 min
-Hoffnagle’s bat, sweet over-the-shoulder grab at shortstop, and, most importantly, chatter
-Townsend retrieving every foul ball that left the playing field on the first base side
-Our errorless performance in the field
-Vessalico taking a grounder off of his chin and still making the play
-DMX on the way home
-Having to navigate road closures on the way to ANC
-The infield dirt
-The season being over
Although we didn’t make it to regionals, it was still a great season nonetheless. We’d like to thank the parents again for supporting us all year, both with their presence and with food. Also, we’d like to thank our seniors for their contributions to the program over the last 4 years. Special thanks to our Co-Presidents Matt Gus and Ben Rogers, whose work behind the scenes made the season so fun and successful. We’ll miss all you guys.
Stay tuned for news about the frejj end of the year BBQ where we’ll elect officers for next year.