WAPPINGERS FALLS – The Ketcham Indians rebounded from a shutout the previous day against John Jay where Jay pitcher Trent Valentine threw a perfect game against the Indians on Wednesday.
Thursday was a different day and a different Ketcham team, as the Indians rallied for five runs by the third inning to come back and beat their cross town rivals, 5-0 behind a strong complete game pitching performance from Tyler Viscusi. “My curve ball was working well and that just made my fastball look better.”, said the junior pitcher who allowed just five hits while striking out five.
“Today, we had that Ketcham swagger that I liked to see”, said Ketcham head coach Pat Mealy. “With our bats coming alive a bit and Tyler’s performance on the mound, we looked like Ketcham baseball today”.
Ketcham won the first meeting between these two teams, at Dutchess Stadium, 2-1. Game two was played at Jay’s home field Wednesday where senior pitcher Trent Valentine pitched a perfect game in a 2-0 Jay win to even the series. With the win, Jay also clinched the league title.
In the 24 hour turn-around, Ketcham came out with a drive and confidence that they lacked the day before.
“We came here today with a hangover after yesterday’s high of winning the game and the league.”, said John Jay head coach Eric Frink. “We can’t do that and we’ll regroup and be fine the rest of the way.”