Galveston College left-handed pitcher Jacob Cyr tossed a complete-game shutout to lead the League City Post 554 baseball team to a 1-0 victory over Lincoln, Nebraska in mid-August to win the American Legion World Series at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, North Carolina.
Cyr, who made 16 appearances for GC as a freshman last season, allowed six hits, walked one and struck out three opposing batters to claim the championship game victory for League City Post 554.
In pool play, the Whitecaps lefty hurled a no-hitter for League City and became only the third player to ever do so in the ALWS’ 96-year history. Cyr’s no-hitter was the first since 1976. For his performance in the ALWS, Cyr was named the George W. Rulon American Legion Player of the Year.
The League City legionnaires scored the World Series-winning run in the bottom of the first inning when Kyeler Thompson scored on a grounder by Chase Bourgeois.
Overall, in two ALWS starts, Cyr (2-0) pitched 14 innings, allowed no runs, six hits, two walks and recorded 11 strikeouts.
For more information about the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball program, visit https://www.gcwhitecaps.com/landing/index.
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