During Monday’s 3-0 win over Central-Carroll, Perry Keith earned the shutout victory for the Callaway Cavaliers.
So how do you top that?
Nick O’Berry figured out a way.
O’Berry, a senior left-hander, not only threw a shutout, but he also didn’t allow a hit as Callaway beat Rockmart 6-0 to sew up the Region 4-AAA championship.
“He had his good stuff today,” Callaway coach Dusty Hubbard said. “The biggest thing today was he had full control of his breaking ball. He threw his breaking ball well, he threw it a lot. When he can throw two pitches for a strike, he’s tough.”
O’Berry walked two batters, and another Rockmart player reached on an error.
Those were the only three base runners Rockmart had, and none of them made it past first base.
“He was dealing,” Hubbard said. “It was good to see.”
That’s two remarkable back-to-back pitching performances for the Cavaliers, and Keith and O’Berry were both efficient with their pitches.
“Perry threw 81 pitches last night, and Nick threw 91 tonight, so their pitch counts were down,” Hubbard said. “They go seven innings, but they don’t even throw 100 pitches. They weren’t stressed a whole lot.”
O’Berry also contributed at the plate on Tuesday with a pair of hits, including a double, and Cody Mimbs had a two-run double.
Terry Godwin and Cortney Laye also had RBI hits.
Callaway will complete its region schedule with a pair of home games against Jackson today.
Callaway will wrap up the regular season with road games against Hardaway on Thursday and Northside on Saturday.