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Hornets blank Bulldogs for sixth straight win

Hornets blank Bulldogs for sixth straight win

Horstmeier throws third consecutive shutout

April 10th, 2014 in News

Fulton Hornets head coach Darren Masek had a feeling his team might be in for a low-scoring game against the rival Mexico Bulldogs.

Not only was Masek proven correct, his Hornets came up with just enough offense to make the difference.

Propped up by a lone unearned run in the second inning and a third consecutive shutout by senior pitcher Dalton Horstmeier, Fulton clipped Mexico 1-0 in North Central Missouri Conference play Thursday night at the high school athletic complex.

Fulton (8-2, 4-1) managed just three hits, but Horstmeier struck out 11, scattered three hits and gave up a walk as the Hornets won their sixth in a row.

Horstmeier (3-0) shut out Kirksville 1-0 last Saturday, blanked Marshall 3-0 on March 28 and has allowed only one earned run in eight appearances this season.

"He's been tough, he's throwing a lot of strikes and they're obviously not going to get a lot of hits off of him," Masek said. "And when he's not walking people and putting guys on base, they're going to have a hard time scoring."