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March 20, 2013

Anderson hurls shutout as Roff beats Stonewall

Roff —  

The Roff Tigers managed just one hit against Stonewall in a spring break contest Monday afternoon at Tiger Field. But that slow-roller to third base by nine-hole hitter Hunter Larsh drove in a run, and that was all the offense Roff freshman hurler Mike Anderson would need.

Anderson retired the first 12 batters he faced and went on to toss a two-hit shutout as the Tigers edged the visiting Longhorns 2-0.

Roff, ranked No. 3 in Class A, improved to 6-3 on the year while Stonewall (No. 18 in Class B) left with an identical 6-3 mark.

Anderson struck out five and didn’t hit a batter in his complete-game outing to earn his second win of the spring. He only needed 61 pitches to get through seven innings.

“He threw the ball well,” said Roff head coach Ead Simon. “It’s probably a good thing he did because we couldn’t hit water if we fell out of a boat.”

Stonewall finally broke up Anderson’s perfect game and no-hitter in the top of the fifth when Chase Findley was hit by a pitch and C.J. Logan chopped a single past first base into right field to lead off the inning. But Anderson got out of that jam unscathed when he struck out Dakota Gore and coaxed a 6-4-3 double play off the bat of Tyler Campis. 

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