BEAVER – Zack Bartoe was at his best for Jackson Post 81 on Tuesday night.

Bartoe outpitched Alexander’s Colby Carsey while holding the Spartans’ lineup to just one hit in a complete-game 1-0 shutout at Eastern High School.

He struck out and walked none. He allowed a one-out single in the top of the fourth to Isaac York, but Jacob Jordan flew out to center field, and York was doubled-up trying to return to first base to end the inning.

Alexander had only one other baserunner, coming in the top of the fifth inning when Connor Truax reached on an infield error with one out.

However, Bartoe struck out Cameron Bayha and Jacob Phillips grounded out to short to end the inning.

After striking out the side in the sixth, Bartoe got three straight groundouts in the seventh to preserve the shutout and the win for Post 81.

Caden Humphreys broke a scoreless tie with an RBI ground out to the right side in the bottom of the third inning.

The run-scoring hit by Humphreys came after Jeremiah Frisby led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and went to third on a groundball by Brock Eggers.

Post 81 had two other baserunners at third base in the second and fifth innings but failed to produce a run.

In the second inning, Bartoe was stranded at third when Zane Ervin struck out to end the inning.

Again, in the sixth, Ervin was on third with one-out, but the inning ended when Frisby and Eggers followed with infield fly outs.

Still, the one-run lead stood, as Bartoe has now thrown 12-innings of scoreless baseball in his last two outings. He hurled five scoreless innings with seven strikeouts on Thursday, June 11, in a 2-0 win over Lancaster Post 11.

Post 81 returned to action on Thursday night at Athens before returning to Eastern High School to play host to Raceland on Friday. They will remain at home Saturday when they take on Utica in a doubleheader.