Behrends showed Patoka no mercy once he got the lead, striking out the side with ease in the sixth and the seventh, as he only seemed to get stronger.
"He was something else tonight," Patoka coach Joey Eddy said. "We've hit him in the past, but I've never seen him throw like that. He was composed. And he thrower harder. I bet he was throwing eight, 10 miles per hour faster than he did last year."
Lawson agreed that Behrends was throwing harder than he normally does. And he was going to his fastball more frequently than usual.
"One thing I did notice is he threw more fastballs," Lawson said. "He didn't throw as many curveballs as he usually does. He was throwing hard and hitting his corners. He was hitting his spots."
BSE 000 002 1 3 5 0
Patoka 000 000 0 0 2 3
WP — Behrends (7IP, 2H, 1BB, 22K). LP — Clift (7IP, 5H, 2ER, 12K, 3BB, 1HBP).
BSE —L.Maxey (1-3, R); Flowers (Sac); Parks (2-4, RBI, R); Feezel (1-3, RBI); Behrends (R); Austin (1-2, SB); Hall (1-2)
Patoka — Houston (1-3); Miller (1-2)