Hart Throws Complete Game Shutout In PawSox Debut

Pawtucket Red Sox Press Release

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Thanks to a masterful, complete-game shutout from Kyle Hart, the Pawtucket Red Sox (21-30) took the rubber game of their series with the Iron Pigs (27-23) on Thursday by a final of 4-0.

Making his Triple-A debut, the 26-year-old Hart pitched a 9-inning complete game for the first time in his career. He gave up only 5 hits and struck out 8 without walking anybody.

It also marked the fourth-straight time Hart has pitched at least 7 innings.

He retired the first 7 Iron Pigs that came to bat against him, as well as 16 of the final 17 he faced.

The start also marked the first 9-inning, complete-game shutout for the PawSox since June 8, 2017, when Shawn Haviland did it against the Buffalo Bisons.

For the third consecutive game, the PawSox got on the board in the fourth inning. After a double by Sam Travis and a walk to Josh Ockimey, Bryce Brentz lined a two-run single to right to put Pawtucket in front 2-0. Brentz tallied 6 RBI’s in the series against Lehigh Valley.

Travis’s double extended his on-base streak to 24 games.

The PawSox got two more in the seventh thanks to a two-run shot from Jantzen Witte.

The PawSox will begin a three-game series with the Syracuse Mets tomorrow at 6:05 p.m. Pawtucket right-hander Teddy Stankiewicz (2-3, 3.38 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Mets righty Casey Coleman (0-5, 5.79 ERA). Radio coverage on WHJJ (920 AM and 104.7 FM) and throughout the PawSox Radio Network begins with the pre-game show at 5:35 p.m.

This homestand runs through Tuesday June 4 at McCoy Stadium. Tomorrow night, the first 5,000 fans coming to McCoy Stadium for the 6:05 p.m. game against the Tim Tebow-led Syracuse Mets will receive a collector’s edition PawSox Baseball Card Set honoring the World Champion Red Sox. Patriots first-round pick N’Keal Harry will be in attendance as well, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and posing for photos with fans. On Saturday June 1 following a 6:15 p.m. game against the Mets, fans will be treated to Hits of the 2000s Post-Game Fireworks. Sunday June 2 will mark the next Sunday Funday at McCoy Stadium, where fans can play catch in the outfield grass before the game and run the bases afterward.

Good tickets are available, and fans can visit the McCoy Stadium box office, which is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m., and during all home games. Fans can also call (401) 724-7300 or log on to PawSox.com for tickets.