Featured Player of the Week

Jonathon Todaro delivers a first pitch strike. (Ron Morris)
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Jonathon Todaro, Independence Patriots 

The senior hurler pitched a solid six innings of baseball in a strong outing against the Ragin’ Bulls from Hickory Ridge recently.

The senior who is coming off a good performance during last seasons campaign as a junior seems to have picked up right where he left off for Patriots Coach Sam Skinner which is a real positive for the starting rotation.

Todaro tossed 15 first-pitch strikes while accumulating 7 strikeouts with a 1.00 WHIP in the outing. He had to leave the game after the sixth due to the 105 pitch count rule applied in high school baseball. He has delivered a total of 242 pitches in games during the early season for the Patriots making three appearances. Todaro has tossed 14.0 innings, has 21 strikeouts, 7 walks, spread out 9 hits, and has allowed only 1 earned run with a .500 ERA during the shortened season to date.

Another Indy player worth mentioning who had an outstanding week as well is junior Carson Gesing who not only pitched effectively in a 7-5 Patriot win, he contributed with his bat and played solid defensively at shortstop. He has tossed 16 innings with a 3.06 ERA for the Patriots with 20 strikeouts.

Unfortunately, all high school athletics will be suspended due to the current health crisis statewide effective March 13th at 11:59 pm. Currently, the plan is to resume competition effective April 6th.

The Mint Hill Times sports editor, writers and photographers want to congratulate Jonathon for being selected this week’s “Featured Player of the Week.”

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Ed Berti
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