Johnstown Grays pitcher Kurt Krejocic is stingy when it comes to allowing earned runs – win or lose.

On Saturday, the right-hander tossed his third shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory over Delweld at Roxbury Park.

In fact, all three of Krejocic’s victories have been shutouts. In his three losses, he’s only allowed two earned runs, both in the same setback to NORAC. Krejocic’s ERA is a miniscule 0.34 in 412⁄3 innings.

“Kurt’s thrown like that for us all year,” Grays manager Chris Pfeil said. “His record is only 3-3 but we haven’t been able to get him enough runs. Today Ronnie Stenger came up with a clutch hit. We got two in the first and Kurt was able to hold them off.”

In the bottom of the first, Stenger smacked an 0-2 pitch to the fence down the left-field line for a ground-rule double that drove in Evan Petro, who was hit by a pitch, and Ben Watkins, who walked, for the game’s only runs.

Krejocic made the lead stand, inducing 11 groundball outs. He struck out one batter and walked two in a three-hitter.

“I was hitting my spots and that was the biggest thing,” Krejocic said. “Our team was playing good defense. That’s what I try to do, use the defense. Let them hit it and let the team field it. I like to work fast, as soon as they get in the box, as fast as I can. They slowed me down at the end and didn’t let me.”

Delweld starter Joel Martin and reliever Tim Freshour combined to hold the Grays to only two hits, and none after Petro’s infield single in the second inning.

“It’s sad when you get that effort out of your pitchers and you can’t get them any runs to work with,” Delweld manager Chris DelSignore said. “But you’ll have that. Kurt Krejocic was just a little bit better today.

“We spotted them two in the first and Krejocic threw a great game. He did his job. He threw strikes. We were never able to break his rhythm.”

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