Haner and Kizzar Dominant in DH Sweep of Faulkner JV

With two CVCC pitchers making their first starts of the season, both Logan Haner and Jon Kizzar tossed absolute gems in shutting out the Eagles of Faulkner University, 10-0 and 16-0 in a Monday, non-conference matchup.

Logan Haner

Logan Haner

In game 1 Haner baffled the Eagles for 6 complete, 4 hit innings in which he struck out a season high, 12 batters.  He struck out the side on two different occasions, and had at least 2 strikeouts in 5 of the 6 innings.

Kenny Ford

Kenny Ford

The Pirate offense scored early and often, putting three on the board in the first on Kenny Ford’s single and Ryan Hagan’s 3 run homer.  Hunter Webb’s RBI groundout added another to the Pirate total in the second, while Jake Maziar upped his RBI total in the 3rd to push the lead to 5-0.

Ryan Hagan

Ryan Hagan

Meanwhile, Haner continued his dominance while the offense continued to build.  Although dominant, Haner did a magnificent job in working out of a handful jams early on, but quickly went into shutdown mode the rest of the way.

Trent Simpson

Trent Simpson

Up 5-0, the offense put up a pair of big innings to finish off the Eagles, as a 3 spot in the 5th, keyed by Trent Simpson’s 2 run double and a 2 run 6th, led by Ford and Hagan ended the game early with a 10-0 run rule finish.

Jon Kizzar

Jon Kizzar

As dominant as Haner was in Game 1, Jon Kizzar one upped him in game 2, as he took a no hit bid down to the last out.

Jake Maziar

Jake Maziar

Offensively, the Pirates put up big numbers, with Jake Maziar and Grayson Ivey hammering back to back RBI doubles in the first.  A 5 run 2nd, with run scoring hits by Hagan, Maziar, Ivey and Will Campbell put the game away early with a 7-0 lead for Kizzar to work with.

Will Campbell

Will Campbell

And boy did he work.  After going 6 up and 6 down through 2 innings, he issued a walk to break up the perfect game, however he rebounded by striking out the next 2 batters to end the inning.

Grayson Ivey

Grayson Ivey

Offensively, the Pirates kept adding, as Ivey hammered a homer and came up a single shy of hitting for the cycle.  CVCC added 8 in the 5th with Timmy Kennedy, Drew Lingo, Frank Wager, and Will Tillery getting in on the RBI hit action.  Once the dust settled, CVCC held a 16-0 lead.

Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy

While CV kept scoring, Kizzar kept dealing, as he was perfect in the 4th and retired the first two batters of the 5th.  With the mercy rule in effect, Jonny K only needed the final out to finish of the no-no.  After a going 3-0 on the batter, he cruised a fastball in, assuming he was taking, and the Faulkner batter, hit a clean single to right center field to spoil the no hit bid.

Drew Lingo

Drew Lingo

However, Kizzar retired the next batter and ended the game with only the 2 out single and walk as the only blemish on his scoreline for the day.  With his one hit shutout, Kizzar added 8 strikeouts to his total.

Frank Wager

Frank Wager

The sweep ran the Pirates record to 27-9 on the season with a 4 game set with Jeff Davis awaiting on Thursday and Saturday.