Price clamps Colts, lifts Piedmont to 9th straight win
Piedmont High's baseball team ran its win streak to nine games with an 8-0 home win over West Stanly on Tuesday night.
The Panthers got another stellar performance from senior Cameron Price, who threw a one-hitter and faced the minimum of 21 batters.
Price was also 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and a triple. Price, who plays center field when he isn't pitching, was coming off a 4-for-4 effort with three standup doubles in last Friday's 12-1 win at Forest HIlls.
"Cameron's had two great games in a row," said Piedmont coach Milt Flow, whose team is now 4-0 in the Rocky River Conference and 9-1 overall.
Price allowed a double, but Piedmont catcher Cody Purser gunned him down trying to steal third base.
The Colts also had two batters reach on errors, but both led to double plays (a 4-6-3 and a 6-4-3).
"Our middle infield is real solid," said Flow of junior shortstop Hunter Jones and senior second baseman John Elwood. "We've really stepped it up defensively. The two games we've had errors have been cold and messy."
Price, who struck out nine against the Colts, is now 2-1 on the mound with a 1.54 ERA. He's also pulled his batting average up to .424 by going 7-for-8 with four doubles and a triple over the last two games.
Piedmont plays Union Academy on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Dickerson Park in Monroe. The Panthers host defending Rocky River Conference champion Cuthbertson on Tuesday.