Fitzsimmons, Warriors shut out Highland 4-0
RIVERSIDE — Thomas Fitzsimmons carried a no-hitter through six innings Thursday and the Van Buren baseball team picked up a 4-0 shutout win at Highland.
Highland tallied its only hit vs. Fitzsimmons, a junior, in the seventh inning of the non-conference contest. The Warrior hurler struck out nine Huskies.
Offensively, Van Buren’s Noah Whitten went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in one run, and Tyson Sprouse finished 2-for-4 with one run knocked in. Garrett Saunders homered and Will Mertens collected one base knock.
Van Buren (8-2) opens Saturday’s tournament at Louisa-Muscatine with a game against West Burlington.