Cam Frostick proved last night that reports of his sore arm were greatly exaggerated.
The senior southpaw from J. R. Tucker of Richmond hurled 5 1/3 innings of hitless relief, striking out nine and clubbing a long home run to lift the Tigers to a 5-0 victory over Woodbridge for the Virginia state AAA title at Fairfax High School.
"That's what they were saying," Frostick said of rumors that his arm was hurt. "It wasn't hurting. It was a little sore...in the shoulder. But it just felt great tonight.
Frostick, who earned a state semifinal victory over Western Branch of Chesapeake with 5 1/3 innings out of the bullpen Wednesday, came in relief of Dee Overton with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the second.
He promptly fanned Brian Beaty and was near perfect from there in completing the one-hit gem. Working rapidly, the only base runner Frostick allowed was Rick Nordberg, who walked with one out in the fourth.
"I threw my curve ball two times and both were balls," said Frostick, who finished the season wiht a 9-2 record. "I was throwing the fast ball every time. I wasn't even looking for the signal."
Frostick, who started the game playing center field and went three for four and scored twice, led off the game with a single. He moved to third on Steve Flinchum's sacrifice bunt. Matt Schibner tripled to center to score Frostick.
In the third, Frostick homered to left-center for a 2-0 lead.
The Tigers (18-8) used four singles and two walks, both of which forced in runs, to talley three times in the fourth to increase their margin to 5-0.
The first two innings of the game were played in a steady drizzle, leaving the field wet for the remainder of the game. The contest was stopped for eight minutes in the first when rain became heavier.