Frosberg – Jarrett Brink dominated Friday afternoon.
Needing only 64 pitches to do so, Frewsburg’s junior team threw five no-hitters with eight strikeouts as the Bears beat Pine Valley 11-0 in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 in baseball action at the Frewsburg Sports Complex.
The Bears (4-2, 2-0) took an early 2-0 lead before exploding for nine runs on his last two at bats.
With the way Brink was promoting it, these exercises wouldn’t be necessary.
The right-hander hit the first two batters he faced before popping out to center field to end the first inning. In the second, Brink hit the Panthers cleanup (2-2, 0-2) before back-to-back pop-ups to the mound.
“All the pitchers have been working hard all season,” he said. Frewsburg coach Erik Haglund said.
After the groundout and ground ball to home plate to open the third inning, Pine Valley got a first base runner when batter John Sheldon hit under Frewsburg’s shorts glove for an error.
“It’s hard to run the rackets, but we’ve got two games this week,” he said. said Pine Valley coach Chris Buczek. “I think they were having trouble catching it.”
Then Darwin Westlund reached on a throwing error before Brink got his only hook of the game out with a kickoff return.
“The opposing team was very noisy and they used that as energy,” he said. Haglund said. “He threw the ball more powerfully and commanded today.”
Brink hit a pair of ground hits around the bunt in the fourth inning, then hit the sideline in the top of the fifth inning to end the game.
This was a complete Garrett order. Haglund said. “He did an amazing job.”
Payton Dustin and Maddox Chesley walked to open the third inning for Friesberg before pulling off a double steal. Then Daniel Peterson put up an RBI victim hit to Dustin plate and Chesley scored on a stealing double. After Harrison Eckert was hit by a pitch, Trent Lewis hit a long two-run three-run home run to left. Draven DeJesus busted out the final run of the inning on a sacrifice fly.
“I started him in right field today as a freshman. It was a great left field hit, very exciting for him,” Haglund said of Lewis’ driving. “He’s a great footballer and he has a good future.”
In the Bears’ fifth season, Mason Eckman walked and scored on a wild pitch, Dustin walked and scored on Chesley’s RBI double and Vincent Sanfilippo walked before Aidan Gruber’s two-out single.
“All the mistakes we made were frustrating, not necessarily one play,” he said. Buczek said. “Everything that went wrong and the mistakes we made weighed heavily on each other.”
For the game, Frewsburg stole 11 bases, including four in the first inning to set up the Bears’ first two runs.
“The bats were a little slow at that time,” Haglund said. “We got the base and used our aggressive baseline style, all the knowledge we worked so hard on the bases, and created something out of nothing.”
Frewsburg will return to action on Monday with another league game at Brockton, while Pine Valley travel to league opponents Westfield the same afternoon.
Notes: Dustin walked three times and scored three runs while Chesley walked twice and scored three runs. … Trent Yvette allowed only two hits, but walked nine while striking out five for Pine Valley.