Harlem softball team makes short work of Jefferson County

...was glad to see the early run production after his squad scored just five runs over the weekend."It gives a chance for our pitchers to relax more instead of being stressed all the time," Leverett said.Sophomore Lillie Streets (10-1) got the start...

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny knows need for player protection

...on alert."No matter who it is, you've got to be careful when you start trying to make pitches up and in," Matheny said. "I think not too many pitchers have the control that they can go up and in and not risk hurting somebody."

Rangers break tie in eighth, edge Braves

...right fielder Michael Choice on the warning track.Starting pitchers Alex Wood for Atlanta and the Rangers' Derek Holland each...last three starts, allowing no walks. The only other Rangers pitcher with no walks in three consecutive starts of seven innings...

Freshman leads Lady Wolfpack

Led by their freshman pitcher, Greenbrier continued to build to a region showdown with Evans next Thursday.Brianna Butler struck out a career-high 12 batters...

Marlins shut down Braves again

...each drove in a run for the Marlins."Teheran is a great pitcher," Hand said. "He doesn't give up very many runs, so...lead."It looked like early that that was going to be a real pitchers' battle. Especially a day game, it looked like there were...


Minor League BaseballGnats' pitchers silence JacketsIn Savannah. Ga., four Savannah pitchers combined for a 3-0 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday night.The Sand Gnats held Augusta to four hits while striking out nine.Chris...


...finished, Glover-Martin was just the fourth pitcher in Georgia to record 1,000 strikeouts and 100 wins in a career, was a four-time region pitcher of the year, a three-time state pitcher of the year, the 2004 AAAA State Player of...

Tigers' Justin Verlander wants to focus on pitching after photos of him, Kate Upton are leaked

CLEVELAND - Justin Verlander wants to keep his private life just that ? private.The Tigers' star pitcher commented for the first time Tuesday after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton were allegedly hacked from an online...

Augusta GreenJackets limp down stretch behind offensive woes

...below-average reads and routes.Ortiz will need to refine his game, such as footwork on stolen base attempts, reading pitchers and improving his overall defense. But the speed could be a factor if he cleans up the rest of his profile.

Former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy signs autographs in Evans

...Now, most staffs are filled with guys with good stuff. They have more sixth-inning and seventh-inning specialists, so that makes it tougher on hitters. You're now facing three or four pitchers a night. That's really tough."