By Jeremy McDonald
KEIZER, Ore.– Central’s Isaac White let out a sigh of relief when Evan Beaver caught the fly-ball out at third base Saturday afternoon at Volcanoes Stadium. Capping a 6-0 win that saw the senior pitcher go six innings, allowing two hits with four strikeouts as the Panthers bounced back from their 7-6 heartbreaking loss a little more than 12 hours prior.
The arm was heavy yes. In pain perhaps, but White did all he could to make sure that his team came out of the game and the Volcanoes Tournament with a win.
“This win…it means a lot. I’ve been struggling with some arm issues and that felt good. It felt really good getting back with a win,” White described the sigh of relief. “It was good because I had the confidence in my defense to play as well as I could.
“I knew I had those guys behind me, and I knew I had everybody to back me up if I were to mess up. I think it’s all on them really.”
The offense came around to back up White. Increasing their hit total four-fold after getting two hits the night before against the Eagles while plating the same amount of runs as they did Friday night.
Malachi McCormick, Isiah Sanchez and Beaver all had two hits apiece while the 6RBI’s that they did have come from six separate batters in Central’s third win of the season in the squads solid team performance Saturday.
“I think it was good. The quick turnaround last night, we didn’t have a good enough game as we wanted to and we just flushed it, came back out here and did what we did. We played our game and didn’t play their game. We controlled it at our pace and had the right energy, we did it,” White said.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald