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NACBL Update (07/06/2014) - Pitching gem give Red Birds win

By Justin Cirillo (photos by Justin Cirillo), 07/06/14, 10:45PM EDT

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Red Birds Noah Shulman

Red Birds Noah Shulman

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Red Birds 1 – Whalers 0

Josh Payne (Trinidad State) gave up just three hits in five scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.89 and pick up the victory for the Red Birds. It was Noah Shulman’s (Brown) two-out, RBI single in the fourth inning that made the difference in this game, a pitcher’s duel between Payne and the Whalers’ Chris Johnson (NYIT). Johnson gave up only five hits in five innings, but took the hard-luck loss. Andrew Gallagher (Fairfield) pitched a scoreless seventh inning for his second save of the season. Two of the Whalers’ three hits were collected by Jack McCarty (Molloy).

Winning Pitcher – Red Birds – Josh Payne (2-0)
Losing Pitcher – Whalers – Chris Johnson (0-1)

Save – Red Birds – Andrew Gallagher (2)