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Garska fans 14, shuts down Ogallala


Dave Faries

Travis "T.J." Garska delivers a pitch during Tuesday night's contest at Legion Park. Recently returned from Texas, the hurler earned his third win of the year.

Ogallala might have nightmares about T.J. Garska.

If so, they should be forgiven. The Sidney hurler simply overpowered visiting hitters Tuesday night at Legion Park. On his way to a 5-3 complete game win, Garska fanned 14 and walked just one. During one stretch, he struck out five Ogallala batters in a row.

"It doesn't matter how hard you throw as long as it's in the zone," he said.

In support of that statement, Garska cut the strike zone 68 times-68 strikes compared to 21 balls. He shot down three hitters on ten pitches in the fifth, and that was after Garska slapped two Ks on the board in...

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