|Posted by Legion Baseball on June 2, 2011 at 4:41 PM|
It isn't often that an American Legion Baseball pitcher hurls his way to throwing a no-hitter. That's what makes Max Henry's start to the season almost unprecedented. The Latrobe pitcher has thrown two consecutive games without surrendering a hit to the opposition.
In two complete game outings this year, totaling fifteen innings, the Jethawks' ace has struck out an eye-popping twenty-four batters and has given up just one run. In case you're wondering, that places his current season stats at an ERA of 0.47 based on 7 inning games or, for comparison's sake, 0.60 based on 9 inning games. He averages 1.6 strikeouts per inning.
The Jethawks, coming off a successful District 31 campaign last year which saw them reach the playoffs for the nineteenth straight season, are looking like one of the teams to beat in the league this season. If Latrobe's pitching staff continues to deliver and make batters miss, there's no telling how far they'll go. They have already jumped out to a 2-0 start in the league this summer.