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Wyatt Loncar of Palisades has 24 strikeouts, zero walks in two games

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Wyatt Loncar of Palisades has struck out 24 batters and walked none in two starts for Palisades.

Palisades could be a major factor in the City Section baseball playoffs this season if senior right-hander Wyatt Loncar continues his impressive early season start.

He struck out 12 batters twice in starts against Buena and Taft with zero walks. Palisades is 4-1.

Loncar is 6 feet 6 and headed to Ohio State.

“He’s a game changer for us,” coach Mike Voelkel said. “His biggest thing is his size. He comes from a different angle that most don’t see. He uses that to his advantage. His ability to punish the glove consistently separates him.”

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The most successful pitchers in high school are able to throw strikes, and that makes Loncar very dangerous come playoff time.

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