Myers, Rams shut out North Penn
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“I was just keeping them off balance all day,” Myers said. “I was mixing speed and location. I have my backend pitches, like my slider and changeup, working better. I feel sharper this year.”
The performance is what Rams coach Tom Nuneviller is accustomed to receiving from his senior ace. He has given the ball to Myers in every big game over the past two seasons and he has rarely disappointed.
“It always starts with your pitcher and Evan was focused today,” Nuneviller said. “He was good last year, and with an inexperienced team, he kept us in a lot of games.”
Helping Suburban One Continental Conference contest move along at a quick pace was the showing by Knights starter Dylan Borawski. The senior has come out of the bullpen the majority of the season, but with North Penn coach Kevin Manero giving him the chance to start, he did not fail. Borawski scattered eight hits, no extra base hits, and struck out three.
“We got very good pitching this week,” Manero said. “Whatever team gets the most pitching is probably going to be there in the end and that is really starting to come around for us. When all the phases come together we will be in good shape.”
Borawski was rolling through the Rams lineup until a base runner reached by error to lead off the third inning. The Rams (6-3, 4-3 conference) scored three unearned runs on one hit in the frame — gake Gordon, A.g. Molettiere and Tyler Shoultes plating runners before Borawski could get out of the inning.
“This is what the season is about,” Manero said. “We learn, we get better, and we are at our best when we need to be.”
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