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Arms Dominate Cuthbertson - Hickory Grove Christian Matchup

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

#4 Hickory Grove Christian - 2 Cuthbertson - 2

Hickory Grove Christian traveled to Cuthbertson Tuesday for a matchup of two clubs with high aspirations for 2022.  A pitching dual from the outset, each team used several of their top arms to keep the game at bay.  

The Lions jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 2nd, scoring an unearned run on a dropped third strike followed by a dropped fly ball.  Cuthbertson would answer with 2 unearned runs in the 4th, using two errors a walk, and a single from starting pitcher Tristan Potts.

Hickory Ridge would tie the game in the 6th, again using a dropped 3rd strike to get the rally going.  A SAC Bunt and intentional walk would give Carson Cabbage a chance to hit a SAC fly to tie the game.

Cuthbertson used 3 arms in the 8 inning affair, allowing the 2 unearned runs on 0 hits and 2 walks while striking out 13.  Hickory Grove used two arms, also giving up 2 unearned runs on 3 hits, striking out 12.  

The game ended after 8 innings in the tie.

Hickory Grove Christian Notes:
Connor Barozzino - 4.2IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 3BB, 7K
Drew Lanzo - 3.1IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
Carson Cabbage - 0-2, 1RBI

Cuthbertson Notes:
Tristan Potts - 4IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 7K
Landon Carr - 3IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 5K
Mitchell Kahlenburg - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K

Chase Ketner - 1-3
Tristan Potts - 2-4, 1RBI


Scout Blog

Connor Barozzino, RHP, Hickory Grove Christian, 2024
East Carolina commit.  Smaller frame that is still maturing.  Athletic build.  Simple delivery with athleticism present.  Slightly closed through balance.  Build pacing through the delivery.  Kick to the belt, working level, landing on-line and square.  Long, loose arm swing.  Athletic arm.  Above average arm speed.  Showed an ability to pitch with his fastball, moving it to both sides of the plate with above average feel for the age.  Flashed an ability to elevate when warranted.  Fastball at


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