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Almus hurls a gem in shutout of Bobcats

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:24 am

With numerous rainouts cancelling ball games it was a sight for sore eyes as the Indians were finally able to take the field last Friday against Bowling Green. The outcome was a 2-0 victory and a gem thrown by Senior Jon Almus.

The tone of the game was set in the first inning. Bowling Green had bases loaded with one out, when Almus was able to buckle down working out of the jam and keeping the Bobcats scoreless.

Elsberry was then able to push a run across in the bottom of the first and that’s all Almus and closer Tyler Turnbull needed. Almus struck out nine Bobcats on the day.

“This was a big momentum change. After not being outside for over two weeks I wasn`t sure what to expect,” said Coach Dustin Robinson. “We didn’t play a perfect game but we made plays when we needed to and we made pitches the whole day. Jon did a great job of pitching backwards when behind in the count and spotting up when ahead in the count. Our at bats didn’t have the best outcomes but we did force their pitchers to throw a lot of pitches. Overall this was a big game for us, especially since Bowling Green is a conference and a district opponent.”


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