One of the good things about baseball is the quick turnaround of games in trying to put a bad loss behind a team.
That was clearly the case for St. Albans and Nitro on Tuesday after the two suffered bad defeats the night before on Monday.
The Red Dragons had a much better rebound at Brandon Matthew Sneed Field, earning a 3-0 victory over the host Wildcats (13-6).
On Tuesday, the Red Dragons dropped a 9-0 decision to Hurricane. The Wildcats, meanwhile, were routed 11-1 by Logan.
St. Albans (15-6) got a stellar pitching performance from Clark Bryant, who pitched a complete-game shutout, in leading the Red Dragons to a 3-0 road victory over Nitro (13-6).
"It was good to get back out here," St. Albans Coach Rick Whitman said. "Hurricane played really well, and we obviously didn't. After last night, our goal was to be better today than yesterday.
With the two being sectional foes, Nitro elected not to throw their top pitchers and instead go with hurlers further down the rotation. Wildcat Coach Steve Pritchard threw three freshman against the Red Dragons.
St. Albans took full advantage in the second inning, sending nine batters to the plate, collecting five hits, and scoring what proved to be all three runs of the game off Nitro starting pitcher, freshman Jacob Bradley.
Bryant helped his own cause with a RBI single, left fielder Taylor Braley doubled in a run, and third baseman Austin Harless also drove in a run with a RBI single for St. Albans.
Whitman indicated Bryant is in the mix as St. Albans' No. 2-4 pitcher but against the rival Wildcats, he looked like an ace. Bryant only allowed four Nitro hits, struck out three, and walked just one batter in the complete-game shutout.