St. Al makes it 10 in a row

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 9, 2001

[04/09/01] Several of St. Aloysius’ players showed up late to play Jim Hill in Jackson because they were taking the ACT. They also showed up late with their bats, but they passed the test on the diamond with flying colors, beating the Tigers 17-4 Saturday.

After the Tigers jumped up 4-0 in the first inning, freshman Zane Key came in in relief and struck out nine, walked two and allowed two hits in six innings to get his first varsity win.

Blake Warnock had two triples and five RBIs and Key drove in four runs on two hits as the Flashes (16-1) won their 10th straight. Clay Simmons went 2-for-5 with an RBI double, Lee Wiles and Walker Hengst had two RBIs and Chris Bass had two hits and an RBI. Ryan Hearn and Alex Frisbee also drove in runs.

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“Key did a real good job,” St. Al coach Joe Graves said. “I was surprised. He’s going to be a good spot pitcher for us.”

Key had to come in for Charlie Amborn, whose arm was hurting.