Scotty Walck pitched a 3-hit shutout to lead Sports-R-Us to a 3-0 win over the Dodgers Saturday afternoon in Sterling. With this victory, the home team upped its overall record to 10-1 in Western Wayne Little League action.


Scotty Walck celebrated the Memorial Day weekend by pitching a gem in Western Wayne Little League action.

A fireballing right hander, Walck took the mound for Sports-R-Us Saturday afternoon at Spring Hill Road Field in Sterling.

The squad's 12-year-old ace dazzled a big holiday crowd by dominating the Tru Value Dodgers en route to a 3-0 victory.

"Scotty pitched a great game, but this was a total team effort," Coach Linda Walck told TWI Sports. "Every single kid on this team produces. It sees like someone different steps up each time we play."

With this impressive victory, Sports-R-Us upped its overall record to 10-1 on the year. The Sterling lads will be back in action Saturday, at home, against the Indians.

Domination
Walck is a sixth grader at Western Wayne who loves the New York Yankees. His favorite players are Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.

On Saturday afternoon, Scotty conjured a little bit of that Bronx Bombers magic in dominating the Dodgers.

He needed just 71 pitches to author a complete game gem. Walck allowed only three hits while walking two and piling up 10 strikeouts.

Overall this season, Scotty has worked 29 innings and surrendered just two earned runs.

"He's really hitting his spots," Coach Walck said. "Scotty's control is excellent. Even when he walks someone or gives up a hit, he can turn the page and focus on the next batter."

On this particular day, Walck seemed to grow stronger as the game wore on. The Dodgers pushed a runner as far as third just twice, but in each of those situations, Walck ended the threat with a strikeout.

Defensively, Luke Pike turned in the game's top play. The fleet-footed center fielder sprinted toward the infield and made a shoestring catch with two down in the fifth, helping to protect a razor-thin lead.

"Luke is the kind of kid that every coach would love to have on a team," she said.
"He does anything you ask him. He just wants to help us win...and he always has a smile on his face."

Sports-R-Us drew first blood in the bottom of the third.

Tom Pfaeffle collected the RBI by working a bases-loaded walk. This free pass forced home Ben Field and gave the home team a 1-0 advantage.

Sports-R-Us added to its advantage with two more runs in the fourth. Dylan Walck ripped an RBI single to left to make it 2-0. Momentlas later, Max Burrier pushed the margin to 3-0 with a run scroring groundout to second base.

For the Dodgers, Chase Petroski led the way with two hits in three at-bats.

MacBrennan Peet drew the starting nod and eventually absorbed the loss. He was relieved by Nate Trout, who finished up on the hill and also contributed the Dodgers' third and final base hit.

"I love working with this team," Coach Walck said. "They're an awesome bunch of kids. We work pretty hard, but we have a lot of fun, too.

Score by Innings...
T. Value (9-3)  0  0  0  0  0  0 - 0
Sports (10-1)  0  0  1  2  0  x - 3