Utica pitcher Quinn Kegler throws in the first inning of Wednesday’s Licking County League game against Watkins Memorial. The freshman threw six innings and yielded three runs in the Redskins’ 7-1 defeat.

Geoff Cowles/News Utica pitcher Quinn Kegler throws in the first inning of Wednesday’s Licking County League game against Watkins Memorial. The freshman threw six innings and yielded three runs in the Redskins’ 7-1 defeat. Purchase

 


UTICA — With the season winding down, Utica Redskins’ baseball coach Bren Henderson was looking for way to give his front line pitching some rest before the post season. He may not have gotten a win, but he got some good innings out of a gutsy freshman.

Utica pitcher Quinn Kegler stepped up against the Watkins Memorial Warriors, fought and struggled and gave his team six innings of seven-hit baseball. The young righty struck out three and walked four, only allowing three runs before leaving the game. The Redskins, however, could not get the bats going against Warriors’ pitcher Seth Casto, who only yielded three hits and a walk in seven innings. Casto struck out four to lead his team to a 7-1 victory in Licking County League baseball action on Wednesday.

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