The Guadalupe High School Slashers took an early lead in the best-of-three NAHS World Series with a 3-0 win today over the Dallas Sports Academy Bats.
The Tlaxcala-based sports high school held the Independent Schools Conference champions from Texas to just 3 hits and a pair of walks as they found early offense from 1B-man Jim Dudley with a 2-out solo shot in the bottom of the fist inning.
The International Schools Conference champions added two more runs to sew up the win as Montreal native Jean-François Rougier gave an impressive performance from the mound, completing 8.0 innings before handing the ball over to Mike Santiago for the save.
Rougier, who threw 77 strikes on the day and also struck out 12 Dallas batters, earned the Player of the Game nod for his shutout effort.
The losing pitcher was Armando Collado for Dallas, who gave 6.0 solid innings, just allowing the Slashers two runs, before giving Canadian Dan Lowe a turn.
Dallas’ normally strong offense was effectively neutralized by the Guadalupe pitchers, though the Slashers also left nine men on base, and three times left runners in scoring position with two outs and failed to convert any into runs.
Guadalupe HS Slashers lead the NAHS World Series 1-0.