Freshman Barrett Skaugrud survived gun shot wound in neck to pitch biggest game
There was no panic on Dec. 28.
And there was certainly none on Tuesday when the freshman pitched the game of his life, leading Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor to its first Arizona high school state baseball championship.
Barrett Skaugrud wasn't just feeling fortunate to be given the ball in the biggest game in school history but to be alive to experience it.
The unflappable 6-foot Skaugrud, all 135 pounds of him, went the distance, not walking a batter, scattering nine hits and leading the Eagles to 7-1 6A championship victory over rival Glendale Mountain Ridge before close to 5,000 fans at... read more
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