Slaton Meyer is neither an ace nor a closer, but the senior started strong and finished clutch.
Meyer, normally Gatesville's first baseman, threw 2 2/3 hitless innings as the Hornets built a 3-0 lead and then blanked Killeen in the seventh inning and Gatesville held on 4-3 Monday night. "Just up one, I kind of got scared going in there (leading) 4-3," Meyer said. "I came in there with the mentality, just pitch-by-pitch, location, location. My arm was killing me, (so) I had to throw it slow just for locations."
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