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April 15, 2014 > PitcherÕs duel favors Cougars as league play heats up

PitcherÕs duel favors Cougars as league play heats up

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) baseball is hot this year as three teams Ð Newark Memorial, Washington, John F. Kennedy Ð have tied for top honors with records of 4-1. When the Newark Memorial Cougars and Washington Huskies met on April 9th, it was a Òmust winÓ for both. The game quickly turned into a pitcherÕs duel but the Cougars got the upper hand as Edgar Gonzalaz had his fastball and off-speed pitch working, putting together his best performance of the year. He threw a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and drove in the winning run in the top of the seventh inning.

The powerful Huskies attack was shut down for the first time this season; the only hitter to break through was Zac Wallace. Newark was able to provide just enough offense to win. Final score: Newark Memorial 2, Washington 1.

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