By ERIC VICCARO
Bowie pitcher Chandler Dean can defeat opposing batters with more than just his fastball.
On Friday evening, Dean’s array of pitches spelled doom for Holliday as Northeast Texas Community College pledge recorded his second shutout of the season against the Eagles.
This marked the second time this season Bowie defeated Holliday 10-0, and the Jackrabbits have now won four straight games against the Eagles.
“In this game, he showcased all four of his pitches,” Bowie head coach Ryan Rogers said. “He was able to throw off-speed and mix other stuff in. He has four pitches he can throw at any time for a strike.”
Assistant coach Glen Dunnam has been working with Dean on mastery of his pitches, and all of that toiling is paying off.
Dean allowed three hits in five innings, striking out seven and walking just one in a 61-pitch performance. Overall, 68.9 percent of Dean’s throws went for strikes – part of his domination of District 3A-9.
Bowie, ranked 21st in the Txhighschoolbaseball.com poll, improved to 19-7 and 13-0 overall after Monday’s 25-5 victory over Nocona.
Bowie’s Barrett Brooks reaches out to touch home plate during Friday’s District 3A-9 game against Holliday. The Jackrabbits topped the Eagles 10-0, not allowing Holliday any runs in two games this season. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)