NHIAA Baseball: Mundy outduels Duffley as Exeter tips Central
That pretty much sums up Manchester Central’s first four Division I baseball games this season. Central received a complete-game pitching performance from Collin Duffley — the fourth complete game the team has received in as many outings — but dropped to 2-2 following a 3-1 loss to Exeter on Monday.
“Our starter has gone seven in each of our games. Our problem has been run support,” Central coach Kevin O’Leary said. “It doesn’t matter how good our pitching is. If we don’t get the run support, we’re not going to win games.”
“He’s been pretty good both his starts,” Exeter coach Kevin McQueen said. “He got it done against a pretty solid team. Central is going to win a lot of games, I think.”
Left-fielder James Peel, Exeter’s leadoff hitter, collected three of the eight hits Duffley allowed. Peel drove in Ryan Kelly with a single in the second, and doubled home Kelly in the sixth. The Blue Hawks also received an RBI single from Dylan Fandrich in the second.
Central was coming off Friday’s 1-0 loss to Dover.
Central brought the tying run to the plate with one out in the seventh, but Mundy collected the second out on a strikeout and the final out on a fly ball to center.
“It’s nice to see our pitching is doing well,” O’Leary said. “We just have to hope our bats come around sooner rather than later.”