Howland baseball wins opener over Mathews

VIENNA – Howland’s Jake Froats pitched three shutout innings, struck out four batters and gave up no hits as Howland blanked Mathews, 1-0.

The Tigers (1-0) obtained their only run on a Vinny Ruberto single in the top of the third inning. Howland’s Ryan Fleming pitched two scoreless innings of relief work, striking out six. The Mustangs (0-1) were limited to a pair of hits in the loss.