NEDERLAND — Eric Foshee was for sure the man Tuesday night for the Vidor Pirates against the Nederland Bulldogs.
Foshee went the distance and struck out 16 hitters in the Pirates 6-0 win over the Bulldogs to open District 20-4A play.
The Vidor ace only allowed two hits all night and was aided by six errors. Nederland coach Cody Robbins was not too pleased with the amount of times he watched his batters strike out with the bat still on their shoulders.
“You can’t win with six errors and nine strike outs looking,” Robbins said. “Foshee, hats off to him tonight. He pitched a great game.”
On the flip side, Vidor coach Kyle Green loved what he saw from his pitcher and his team who is now 1-0 in league play.
“He (Foshee) threw the ball well tonight,” Green said. “We expect that from him every outing. His walks were up the past two games but tonight he decided to go right at them.”
Foshee only walked three batters Tuesday on 113 pitches, 74 going for strikes.
Jace Bordelon did his best for the Bulldogs (8-9, 0-1) on the mound as the opposing pitcher. He only gave up three earned runs out of the six total runs on 11 hits with five strike outs.
The trouble for Nederland started in the top of the third when Vidor struck for two runs on two different errors.
Zach Arront scored first on a fielding error after singling to center field with one out and Jeremy Stevenson, who was 3-for-4, also scored on an error. He reached based on an infield single.
Stevenson in the top of the fourth ripped a RBI single to left to score Jarred Taylor.
Vidor would tack on a run in the fifth and two more in the seventh innings. Errors once again assisted Vidor’s scoring in the seventh inning.