Austin Fuller simply threw strikes Monday night.
The result was anything but simple, as he kept Dutchtown from crossing the plate in a 6-0 win for the Alcovy baseball team.
Fuller struck out nine in his second shutout ofthe 2012 season.
"He throws strikes; that's the main thing with him," Alcovy baseball coach Casey Bates said. "In high school, if you throw strikes you're going to win the baseball game."
Fuller has allowed just two runs all season and pitched his other shutout in a 1-0 win over Rockdale on Feb. 27.
Fuller helped his own cause with a two-run home run. Josh Beddington added two doubles, Jake Jones had a double and Dalton Regan and Darius Hill had a hit each.
The win moved Alcovy to 3-0 in subregion play and 3-2 overall in the region.
Alcovy defeated subregion foes Griffin 5-1 on March 5 and Woodland, Henry 5-1 on March 7.
Those two games were followed by a 13-3 loss to Starr's Mill on March 8 before traveling to Dutchtown.
Jake Jones will take the mound for Alcovy as it travels to Jones County today.
Newton ends slide
The Newton boys' soccer team broke its five game losing streak in a big way Friday, routing Locust Grove 10-0.
The Lady Rams continue to go through 2012 without a win, falling 8-0 to Locust Grove on Friday.
Newton hosts Stephenson today.