• Kealani Bartlett

Royals, Nationals play to draw at Area Code Games


Christian Robinson (Viera (Fla.) High) had two RBIs Monday (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

The Royals played to their second 4-4 draw in as many days to open the Monday session of the Area Code Games against the Nationals.

Vanderbilt commit Mason Hickham (Pope John Paul II, Hendersonville, Tenn.) had six strikeouts in three innings for the Nationals, giving up up only one hit.

Hickman said he wanted to fill up the zone and mix up his fastball and breaking balls instead of trying to throw hard. His goal over the summer is to get stronger on his lower half to take stress off his arm.

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