Lions Rely On Pitching In Postseason

May 31st, 2017 - The Albany Lions are one of two Big Country baseball team still alive in the playoffs, and a lot of their success can be attributed to the strength of their pitching. 

Albany has only allowed a total of 15 runs in their seven playoff games. 

They also have had three shut out games, so everything is coming together nicely on the mound for the Lions.

"We've had superb pitching all year, Brian Hamilton does an amazing job. In the first game we have Ryan Hill and Joshua Dyer, they come in and do a great job as well," Roman Fuentes said. "I think what it's going to come down to is just pitching strikes and just staying calm and getting it done and letting us back them up out on the field."

"Our keys to our success is our pitching. If we have good pitching and good outings on the mound and we're putting the ball in play, it's hard to get beat," David Fairchild said. "And you know we put ourselves in some situations sometimes, but we found a way to respond and get out of it."

"I mean we look good so far, I mean so far in the playoffs we haven't really needed to use a third pitcher," Brian Hamilton said. "Hopefully if we get a state appearance we'll be able to keep pounding the zone and just let our defense work."  

Albany takes on West Texas on Thursday in Lubbock. That game starts at 5 pm.

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