Three days ago, Sunny Hills staggered cross-town rival Troy with its right-hand punch.
Friday, Sunny Hills landed the knockout blow--this time with a left.
Chris Looney, the left-hander in Sunny Hills' left-right connection, shut down Troy with a four-hitter, leading the Lancers to an 11-1 Freeway League victory at Troy.
It was Sunny Hills' third league victory against Troy. On Wednesday, Lancer right-hander Rick Orr defeated Troy, 13-3.
"Rick is our Wednesday guy, and Chris is our Friday guy," Sunny Hills Coach Doug Elliott said. "They're both outstanding pitchers. It's not too often you can go through a high school season with two good pitchers. Usually, you have one good pitcher and piece the rest of it together."
Looney and Orr are the two biggest reasons Sunny Hills (14-5, 9-0) is atop the Freeway League standings.
The two pitchers have different styles: Orr throws hard, while Looney prefers finesse. But the results are strikingly similar.
Friday, Looney struck out nine and walked four while running his record to 5-2 (5-0 in Freeway League). Orr is 4-1, 4-0 in league.