Sports Briefs: Flaherty pitches well in no-decision

Flaherty pitches well in no-decision

The second Major League Baseball outing for Burbank native and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty was a good one.

Flaherty, a 21-year-old right-hander, pitched well in the Cardinals’ 3-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday on the road.

In the no-decision, Flaherty went five innings, giving up three hits and one run (a solo home run), while striking out four and walking four.

“Just the second time out, I felt way more comfortable out there in being able to use my pitches and get ahead a little bit better and work my stuff in counts that I felt comfortable using it in,” Flaherty told MLB.com. “I felt like I executed better today.

“I feel like even in the beginning of the game, I executed well at points, but I don't think I was really calm. I think after the home run and the walk, I was able to settle down and relax.”

Glendale Community College product Ryan Sherriff (1-1) got the win in relief for St. Louis, going two innings and not allowing a hit.

Flaherty, who attended Harvard-Westlake, made his major league debut Sept. 1, going four innings in a no-decision effort.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Thursday that the team will likely skip Flaherty's next start following Monday's off day.

“Right now it’s all about the win,” Matheny told MLB.com. “I think a natural benefit would be the cut back on his workload.”

Going into Friday, St. Louis was 72-58, three games out of first place in the National League Central Division and three games out of a wild-card spot.

Tubert makes cut in Indy

Burroughs High graduate and LPGA rookie Emily Tubert made the cut Friday at the inaugural Indy Women In Tech Championship at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Club in Indianapolis.

It was the fourth cut made in 11 tournaments in her first season on Tour for the Burbank resident and her second in a row.

Tubert fired a one-under-par 71 in the opening round Thursday and followed with a 70 on Friday for a three-under-par 141 and is in a 16-way tie for 46th place. The cut was 143.

The tournament will resume Saturday with the final round Sunday.

Athletes beyond high school

In order to provide the most comprehensive coverage possible, the sports department is looking to keep tabs on area athletes beyond high school.

If you know of any area athletes playing at the collegiate or professional level, please let us know.

Contact Jeff Tully at jeff.tully@latimes.com or Grant Gordon at grant.gordon@latimes.com.

 

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