The 6-0 Calallen Wildcats visited the 4-2 Tuloso-Midway Warriors Thursday for what would prove to be a stand-off between two worthy southpaws.
Wildcat ace Rob Zastryzny took the mound against T-M's Nick Lopez with a heavy wind at their backs.
Tuloso-Midway entered the game tied with multiple teams within its district, and Calallen entered the game with a perfect district record.
Zastryzny, who has already committed to play ball for the the University of Missouri, was tested throughout the game, but seemed up to the challenge.
Warrior hurler Nick Lopez pitched a stellar game as well, allowing only one run on a walk followed by an RBI single in the third inning.
With the game still tight at 1-0, Warrior head coach Mike Davila had his team playing small ball in the bottom half of the third.
A walk, followed by a bunt and a passed ball put a runner on third with one out.
Davila's plans were foiled when Calallen's first baseman made a fielder's choice play at home, preserving the one run lead.
The Warriors would get another opportunity in the fourth inning with bases juiced and two outs.
Zastryzny ended their hopes, however, with a strike out to get out of the inning.
At the end of this pitchers' duel, Zastryzny, who tallied 11 Ks in the shutout, walked away with the "W" and Calallen's seventh consecutive district win.
Lopez, who rang up seven strike outs of his own, walked off the field with his head up and eager for a rematch.