Another day, another dominant pitching performance.
Behind starting pitcher Kevin Brennie, the Highland High School baseball team beat visiting Onteora Friday, 4-2. Brennie allowed two earned runs on three hits and walked one batter. He struck out five and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.
Brennie has helped anchor the Huskies pitchers, who have posted a 2.00 earned run average and have let up just nine hits through the first three games.
“The pitchers are doing a very good job throwing strikes,” said Highland coach John Buonamano. “Our pitching has been doing an excellent job lately.”
The Huskies received some offense to go with the solid pitching. Frank Alfonso finished 1 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Teammate Nick Palmatier drove in two runs and finished 1 for 2. Mike Malheiro ended 1 for 3.
Buonamano praised his offense, which braved cold temperatures to score runs.
“It was definitely cold out,” the coach said. “It’s been like we’ve been playing in the winter the last few games. That’s been the key, with it being so cold — there hasn’t been a lot of offense all the way around.”
The Huskies (2-1) host New Paltz at home Monday, beginning a week that also features games with Red Hook (Wednesday) and Marlboro (Thursday).
“We’re going to be playing three really good teams,” Buonamano said. “They’re all really good teams and we need to execute when situations come up.”
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