Ottawa’s Jake Serby fires two-hitter in 1-0 win over Streator

Pirates score lone tally on sacrifice fly in 5th, Bulldogs leaved bases loaded in final two innings

“My curveball was really working for me the whole game and I feel that’s my best pitch. But that last pitch I just didn’t want to take any chances of throwing the ball in the dirt ... I just wanted to make sure it was a strike.”

—  Ottawa senior pitcher Jake Serby

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.