Suburban Council baseball: Nick Szesnat pitches Shaker past Shenendehowa

Nick Szesnat tossed a two-hit shutout to lead Shaker to a 6-0 victory over Shenendehowa Wednesday, May 8, in a Suburban Council baseball game.

Szesnat struck out nine batters and walked one to pick up the victory. The junior had an 18-22 first pitch strike rate and induced seven groundouts.

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Shen pitcher Brendan Disonell cruised through the first three innings before running into trouble in the bottom of the fourth inning. Matt Snyder worked a one-out walk, advanced to second base on a passed ball and scored on an error to give Shaker a 1-0 lead.

Snyder drove in a run on a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Blue Bison a 2-0 advantage. Disonell struck out Julian Thompson, but then allowed consecutive walks to Alanzo Barrett and Justin Osborn to increase Shaker’s lead to 4-0. Patrick Walters completed the five-run rally for Shaker with a two-run single.

Patrick McGuire and Jake Reinisch were the Shen players to get a hit off Szesnat. Thomas Krill was the lone Plainsman to reach base on a walk.

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