Carroll Kuemper pitcher Chris Halbur did not pertform like a freshman. Halbur tossed a complete game shutout as the Knights blanked Cherokee 3-0 in a 2A opening round game.
Kuemper coach Randy Snyder says most kids would be so nervous, they wouldn’t be able to throw strikes. “He goes out there and throws strikes right off the bat,” Snyder says. “He thinks he should be able to make every play…Chris is a great kid and he works very hard. He deserves this kind of success.”
Halbur out-dueled Cherokee standout Cody Ege and benefited from a fifth-inning triple play after the Braves first two batters of the inning reached base.
“We just couldn’t get the hit when we needed it,” Ege says. “…Things just weren’t falling in place for us today.”
Ege gave up only five hits and struck out nine as the Braves end the seasdon with a record of 17-14.