I can’t remember the last time I saw a manager take a pitcher out of a game, when he was throwing a perfect game, but I did today.
Lancaster Catholic’s tall left-handed pitcher Dillon Marsh was perfect through 4, as the Crusaders played host to the Lebanon Cedars, on the first beautiful day for baseball all season.
That’s why Marsh came out after only 51 pitches. The games are stacking up after snow, wind and rain for the last 2 weeks cancelled so many.
There are a lot of games left and protecting your D-1 University of Kentucky bound all-star pitcher is a priority. Especially after the Crusaders had scored 6-runs after 4 innings.
Marsh’s battery mate Bryce Brehmer, who has also committed to play baseball at the University of Kentucky, hit a triple, and two doubles while driving in 3 runs.
Cam Barto went 3-3 with a double and 3 rbi’s too, as Catholic was just too much for the Cedars to handle.
Marsh is now 2-0 on the season. He has 35 strikeouts and just 4 walks. I believe he has only given up 2 earned runs, I have to to check on that, in 20 innings pitched.
His stats while on the mound at Catholic are impressive. Before the game, he had 204 career K’s in 122 innings with a 1.03 ERA with opponents hitting .138 against him. This is what is called D1 material.
Lancaster Catholic won the Section Four title last year, along with the L-L League and District 3 championships. However both manager Ty Book and Dillon Marsh believe anything short of a state championship will be a disappointing season.
Enjoy the highlights and interviews. I want to see Nick Breznak pitch next for this team. I’m told he his fun to watch too.
Interview with Ty Book, 4th year Head Coach for Crusaders. The wind was whipping up so some things are hard to hear, sorry.
Interview with winning pitcher Dillon Marsh:
Interview with sophomore catcher Bryce Brehmer: