Brown strikes out 15 in S-E playoff win


Sherburne-Earlville 3, Ilion 0

SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville rode the commanding pitching performance of senior left-hander Caleb Brown into the second round of the Section III, Class B playoffs with a shutout win Tuesday.

Brown won his 10th game of the season pitching a one-hitter. He struck out 15 to put him over 100 strikeouts on the season and did not walk a batter.

“He just dominated them today and was spotting the ball wherever he wanted,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks. “Their coach told me that his kids had that deer-in-the-headlights look at the plate.”

Winners of 14 straight games, S-E broke the ice in the second inning when Mike McCredy led off with a triple, and scored on Nate Kline’s fielder’s choice.

Derek Ferris’ second hit of the day drove in McCredy in the fourth, and Kline reached on an error in the sixth, moved to third on a wild pick-off attempt, and scored on Joe Moses’ single.

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