Tigers prevail in battle of freshman pitchers

Photo by David Kapitan

Josh Brogden recorded his first district win as a member of the Tiger varsity, pitching a three-hit shutout against the Van Vandals March 25.

The Wills Point Tigers resumed District 13-4A play last week, looking to get back in the win column after a home loss to the Mabank Panthers March 13. The Tigers squared off against the Van Vandals March 25, a day later than originally scheduled due to inclement weather that blew through the area during the early afternoon March 24.

Wills Point prevailed in the battle of freshman pitchers as Josh Brogden outdueled Van counterpart Hoss Brewer in a highly competitive 4-0 win for the visitors. Brogden carried the Tigers through seven dazzling innings, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out eight in the game.

Brewer, coming off a no-hitter against Pittsburg during the I-20 Classic last week, was Brogden’s equal throughout most of the night, allowing no Tiger baserunners to cross home in any of the first six innings.

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