In , Stoughton’s Mike Dixon has an 0-3 record, but it would be tough to ask the junior to pitch any better than he has—logging 17 innings over these , opposing teams have scored just six runs off him—but the Stoughton offense has been held scoreless in each of these three games.
The third start came Monday at home against King Philip, a 6-0 win for the Warriors.
Dixon pitched five-plus innings, allowing single runs in the third and fifth innings. He struck out five.
King Philip tacked on four insurance runs in the top of the seventh, the final inning of play.
With the loss, the falls to 5-7, while KP improves to 5-6. The two teams will meet again this Saturday at KP.
“I can’t say enough about Mike Dixon,” Stoughton coach Mike Armour said. “He’s been great for us all year…The bats haven’t exactly been blazing all year but to have them go quiet when he pitches—it seems to be that sort of thing. He’s going to get his. He’s pitching great for us.”
KP pitcher Eric Cote also pitched well, allowing no runs and just four hits over six innings of work.
“Eric pitched a great game for us,” KP coach Ed Moran said. “[He wasn’t] overpowering. He was going in and out with the fastball; curveball wasn’t his greatest today but the changeup kept Stoughton off balance a little bit.”
KP went up 1-0 in the top of the third. Gavin Adams led off the inning with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly from Charlie Harrington.
The Warriors added a second run in the top of the fifth, with Adams bringing home Mike Murray on a sacrifice fly.
KP added four runs in the top of the seventh to put the game away.
Mike Gallagher, Pat Jackman, Dixon and Matt MacDonald had the hits for Stoughton.
KP is back in action Wednesday, hosting Oliver Ames. Stoughton travels to Attleboro on the same day.