Liberty baseball pitcher Connor Brogdon did all he could to keep the Central Valley Christian-Visalia Cavaliers off the scoreboard. All he needed was his team to score a run.
Brogdon dominated the afternoon, limiting the Cavaliers to just two hits and recording a career-high 17 strikeouts in eight shutout innings.
The Hawks walked off with a first-round Division IV playoff victory Tuesday when pinch-runner Nico Fotopoulos scored after A.J. Leon beat out an infield single for the 1-0 victory.
“We’ve played in a bunch of one-run ball games and the ball didn’t bounce our way,” head coach Martin Carvalho said. “The ball bounced our way today. We hustled for everything. We did what we needed to do to get the ‘W.’” ...