The lefty was laser focused on Wednesday as Centralia College southpaw starter Ryan Henrickson of Anchorage pierced opposing batters in the NWAC.
The freshman pitcher carried a shutout into the seventh inning before settling for a no decision in Centralia’s 7-5 victory in 10 innings over the Yakima Valley in southern Washington.
Henrickson struck out eight batters in 6.2 innings. He gave up two runs to snap his 13-inning scoreless streak coming into the game.
He had been used in relief all season until Wednesday, when he threw nearly as many innings in one outing as he had in his previous five appearances combined.
Henrickson has a 1.31 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 13.2 innings.