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  • After striking out 21 in a row, Virginia pitcher has to forfeit

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally2 days ago

    There's something magical about watching a pitcher on a hot streak. Battlefield (Va.) High School senior Jake Agnos was pitching as well as possible, striking out 18 straight after giving up a lead-off home run on Monday in the conference semifinals. 

    As hard as it would've been, that's when his coaches should have taken their ace off the mound. Instead, they left him in. He completed the incredible game, striking out three more to make it 21. His team had shown more than enough support at the plate, giving him a 6-1 win.

    Agnos even tossed three nine-pitch innings (that's three strikes, zero balls to each batter),  according to  Inside Nova .

    21 K's 7 innings@JakeAgnos strikes out 21 after lead off HR. 93 pitch CG @ECUBaseball commitBattlefield 6-1 over OP pic.twitter.com/QFjCb2GrCu

    But because he didn't come out after six innings, his team had to forfeit the game.

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  • Jury awards H.S. athlete nearly $1 million in head injury case

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally11 days ago

    An Iowa jury found a local school negligent for how it handled a football player's potential head injury, according to the Des Moines Register.

    During the 2012 season, Bedford (Iowa) High School freshman Kacey Strough reportedly told his coach that teammates were repeatedly throwing footballs at his head from less than six feet away. He also asked them to stop, to no avail. The reportedly said coach said he would handle it, but did nothing.

    The lawsuit, filed in 2013, said that Strough sustained head injuries as a result of the incident.

    The jury ruled Monday that the school must pay nearly $1 million in damages and medical fees, by far the largest payout in a high school head injury case. 

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