Nelson, who walked four and fanned six, struck out the side in the second, all on called third strikes. He cruised from there until Wheaton North coach Dan Schoessling pulled him after he issued back-to-back walks with two outs in the fifth. Reliever Jay Gail came out and got Scherrman to fly out to center.
“I just came back after the first inning, threw strikes and pounded the zone,”Nelson said. “I let the defense do most of the work behind me.”
Schoessling was pleased to see it.
“Andy was really good,” Schoessling said. “He settled down after the first inning and I just thought defensively we didn’t give them any extra chances and we made some really nice plays on the infield.
“That helped keep the pitch count down and that was one of the keys.”