Scotty McCreery Shines On Pitcher's Mound
Filed by Carol | Mar 13, 2012
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Scotty McCreery is still in fine form as pitcher of his high school baseball team. His life is really going to change soon when he graduates and so glad that he has this opportunity before spending the next few years entertaining millions.
While McCreery was scheduled to take a spot in the Garner (N.C.) High varsity bullpen, the teen had never played in a varsity game and was looking forward to making an impact during his junior season.
At the same time, McCreery happened to make a splash during an "American Idol" audition. As the tryouts wore on and McCreery kept advancing, he eventually had to step back and sit out the entire 2011 baseball season as he chased his signing dream (even if he was credited with a save that he never actually earned). Clearly that was a good call, as it's made McCreery one heck of a trivia answer: He is now likely the only baseball player who performed at a World Series game (albeit with a microphone rather than a bat or glove) before he did so in a varsity high school game.
True to his word, McCreery is back at Garner High to finish off his high school education … and he's now officially back pitching for the Trojans. According to the News & Oberserver, McCreery made his long-awaited varsity debut out of the bullpen on Saturday, and the results were almost as good as the teen's now famous country croon.
In a single inning of work, McCreery recorded two strikeouts and allowed no base hits or walks. He eventually needed four outs to retire the side because his catcher dropped the third strike against one of the batters the senior faced, but that was no problem either, leaving him with a final line of 1 IP, 2 K, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 ER, and, of course, a nice tidy ERA of 0.00. Not bad work, thanks to the singer's dominant curveball keeping hitters off balance throughout the lone inning he pitched.
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