Way throws second shutout of season [Baseball]

July 11, 2012
Matt Way

He battled early and was brilliant late.

At the end Laredo Lemurs starting pitcher Matt Way of Sitka had crafted his second masterpiece of the season in a 5-0 over Grand Prairie in independent pro ball in Texas.

It was his second shutout in 10 starts this season.

“The difference between the two outings was that this time I had to grind my way through and make adjustments for the first four innings,” Way told me. “Last time I cruised right through.”

Way allowed 6 hits and 2 walks to go with 6 Ks.

Grand Prairie is the No. 1 team in the league.

The southpaw was sharp in the final three innings, when he struck out five batters looking.

He is 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 11 games.

“The success is great, but honestly I expect it for myself,” Way said. “Having a great outing is always motivating but I can’t hang my hat on it. I need to keep putting together quality outings. That’s what I’m shooting for.”