Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Go ahead, blame me

Some luck, huh?

So a few days ago I wrote about Peters Township graduate Mike Bittel, who's pitching in the New York Collegate Wooden Bat League.

Bittel, by virtue of his excellent first half, was selected to the All-Star Game -- where he gave up four runs, two earned, on four hits with one strikeout in his only inning of work.

Oh well. It's baseball. This stuff happens. But definitely bad timing.

One bright spot: Washington & Jefferson College's Kyle McClain, a third baseman who's been closing games up there, struck out the only batter he faced in the All-Star Game.

This season McClain has a 1-0 record for the Olean Oilers with five saves in 13 innings. He's given up 13 hits, three runs, one earned, with 15 strikeouts against one walk.

Now watch those numbers take a hit -- hopefully a tiny one. Sorry guys.

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