Faro, Blue Devils blank Panthers, 5-0
GALLIPOLIS — The chances of beating the Gallipolis Blue Devils is about 50-50.
Except when Josh Faro pitches.
Faro dominated another opponent on Friday as he pitched a two-hitter and the Blue Devils blanked the Chesapeake Panthers 5-0 in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
Faro struck out 11 and walked two for the complete game win.
Josh Hansen was 1-3 and Bretton Martin 1-2 to account for the Chesapeake hits.
Braden Simms singled and Garrett McGuire doubled as Gallipolis took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
Cole Davis was hit by a pitcher and Morgan Stanley, Dakota Young and Simms all singled as the Blue Devils got two runs in the second.
Morgan Stanley’s single, a groundout and Kaden Thomas’ base hit made it 4-0 in the third.
The final run scored in the fifth when Dylan Smith walked, stole second, took third on a sacrifice and Matt Moreaux hit a sacrifice fly.
Chesapeake hosts Fairland on Monday.
Chesapeake 000 000 0 = 0 2 0
Gallipolis 121 010 x = 5 8 0
Tyler Eddy and Zach Wright. Josh Faro and Morgan Stanley. W-Faro (K-11, BB-2). L-Eddy (K-5, BB-3, ER-5). Hitting-Chesy: Josh Hansen 1-3, Bretton Martin 1-2; Gallia: Braden Simms 3-4 2B rbi, Garrett McGuire 1-3 2B rbi, Morgan Stanley 2-2, Kaden Thomas 1-3 rbi, Dakota Young 1-2 rbi, Matt Moreaux rbi.