Sproles pitches shutout in Sam Distefano Classic opener

Andrew Green
Michael Sproles

Michael Sproles took the mound for the Green Devils in the round one shutout victory over Morgan City Thursday.

Both the home and visiting teams put forth a valiant defensive stand in the opening tilt.  The lone run for the Green Devils was scored in the bottom of the third after designated hitter Dewayne Askins racked up the team’s RBI.

Sproles pitched all seven innings for the Devils and racked up 17 first pitch strikes and led with seven strikeouts.

PHS will look to streak their way through the Classic beginning with a 6:15 p.m. matchup against Assumption on Friday and a 10 a.m. showdown against St. James on Saturday.