High School Sports

Chris Micheles’ shutout lifts Puyallup against Leesville Road in opener of prestigous tournament

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL

PUYALLUP 3, LEESVILLE ROAD (NORTH CAROLINA) 0

Round of 16 in Cary, North Carolina

Batting: Puyallup — Zach Needham 1-4, 3B; Ryan Peterson 2-3, R; Riley Pletcher 1-3, 2 RBI; Ryan Teague 1-3, RBI. Leesville Road — Tommy Perrin 1-2.

Pitching: Puyallup — Chris Micheles 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K. Leesville Road — Andrew Papp 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.

The skinny: The Vikings were hoping one of their talented starters might step up. Chris Micheles responded. The two hits the Emerald Ridge transfer allowed in his complete-game shutout were both singles and Leesville Road’s pair of N.C. State commits — Jack Conley and Dillon Cooper — combined to go 0 for 6.

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