St. Bede, Payge Pyszka solid all around in 7-1 victory over Marquette

Bruins’ junior allows early run to Crusaders, but holds things steady until bats come alive

“I knew I needed to stay positive, and I trusted my teammates to score some runs. To be honest, I really didn’t change too much after the first inning other than working the ball more to the outside of the plate, because their hitters seemed to really be looking for pitches inside.”

—  St. Bede junior pitcher Payge Pyszka

Brian Hoxsey

I worked for 25 years as a CNC operator and in 2005 answered an ad in The Times for a freelance sports writer position. I became a full-time sports writer/columnist for The Times in February of 2016. I enjoy researching high school athletics history, and in my spare time like to do the same, but also play video games and watch Twitch.