The West pitching staff gave up just two hits and walked only one in shutting out the East 7-0 at the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park Sunday in San Diego.
Ten different pitchers combined for the nine-inning shutout, led by Kolby Allard
, who struck out three batters. Allard, from San Clemente (Calif.)
, was named the MVP of the event. Drew Finley
of Rancho Bernardo (San Diego)
earned the win after the West broke a scoreless tie with a five-run rally in the sixth inning.Jahmai Jones
and Kyle Tucker
had the only hits for the East, with Tucker belting the game's best hit with a double.
The West managed only six hits, but it took advantage of four East errors to post all of its runs in the sixth and eighth innings. The win is the fourth in a row for the West, which leads the all-time series 7-4.
The East had its troubles in the bottom of the sixth when it gave up five runs on just one hit. The East committed two errors on defense while pitcher Hogan Harris
walked a batter, hit another and uncorked two wild pitches that each scored runs.
The West scored two more in the eighth on an RBI single by Kyle Dean
and a throwing error that allowed Dean to score.
The game featured 18 pitchers, all of whom threw at least 91 mph, according to Patrick Ebert of Perfect Game. Justin Hooper
of De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
was the hardest thrower in the event, topping out at 97 mph.Trent Clark
, Chris Betts
, Doak Dozier
, Kody Clemens
, Ke'bryan Hayes
and Dean each had a hit for the West with Dean and Clark each driving in a run.