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Sean Arnold
Kelby Osteen pitches against Trenton on March 15.
Osteen blanks Trenton

Kelby Osteen fanned 11 batters in 6.1 innings and Chiefland put together a two-out mini rally in the third inning to lift the Indians to a 2-0 shutout of Trenton on March 15.

The win completed a regular season sweep of the Tigers by CMHS, the first time since 2016, and represented the fourth straight victory for the Indians, who improved to 4-2 overall and stayed perfect in district play at 3-0.

Trenton reached base 11 times, repeatedly putting base runners in scoring position, only to watch Osteen and the Indian defense rise to each challenge.

“That was impressive, to go out there time and time again and work out of some jams and keep his composure, with guys making some plays behind him,” CMHS coach Kyle Parnell said. “It was a tremendous job against a good ball team.”

Osteen faced 28 batters, walking four and allowing three hits. The senior combined his fastball and slider for an effective combo and said he felt the best he’s felt all season.