Friday, April 20, 2012

Scotty McCreery pitches well in loss

Scotty McCreery, the Garner High senior who won the 2011 American Idol reality television singing series, wasn’t a winner Thursday in his second varsity baseball career start, but he pitched well against East Wake in a 3-2 loss.
McCreery pitched the first 4 1-3 innings for the Trojans and left the game with a 2-1 lead. He struck out six, walked none and allowed seven hits, including a home run by East Wake’s Christian Neal.
East Wake rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring two runs on a wild pitch, to claim the Greater Neuse 4A victory. Neal picked up the victory for the Warriors, striking out 14. 
McCreery took a blow to the throat in the third inning when a one-hopper up the middle by Dillon Boyette struck McCreery underneath his chin. He retrieved the ball and threw out Boyette. McCreery stayed in the game and continued to pitch effectively.
“He has been throwing very well and will continue to help our rotation,” said Garner coach Derik Goffena. “He took a grounder to the chin, but is OK. Scared him more than anything.”
McCreery missed more than a full year of baseball while competing on the television show and performing, but has been successful this season.
His record is 1-0. He has pitched 13 1-3 innings, struck out 19 and walked one. He has allowed 13 hits and has a 2.06 earned run average.

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  1. Scared all of us listening too. We were glad he was okay.

  2. Are you sure he is OK? Did you know that there were some pitchers to died when they got hit very hard in his thoat. That is scary, I hope he is doing well and does not have future consequencies. Love you SCOTTY!!!!!!

    1. I've been a bit worried, too. I hope he saw a doctor to be sure he's OK!...Gramma S

  3. what is the odds he gets hit in the throat . my son pitched from 9 years old to 12 grade he never got hit in the throat . that's why college is so important you never know what happens . I'm so glad Scotty is ok I freaked a little its like he's my own kid.

  4. I guess now we will have to pray for his safety. I have grandchildren who play sports so will have to add Scotty to my list.

    CT Grandma

  5. Thank god he is ok. He is my favorite singer and i dont want anyrhing to happen to him.


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