HORSEHEADS —Horseheads 10-12 all-star pitcher Alex Chrisman fanned nine and tossed 5 2/3 perfect innings in a 1-0 victory over Cazenovia on Saturday in the first round of sectional play.

“He’s (Chrisman) done what he’s done all all-star season,” Horseheads head coach Jeff Granger said. He was dominant tonight and we played some great defense behind him.”

Chrisman was going to finish out the game, but had to be pulled due to pitch count rules of little league baseball.

“He was at the threshold where if he pitched one more pitch, he would have needed another day’s rest,” said Granger.

Horseheads threatened in the second inning, drawing a leadoff and advancing the runner to third after a hit by pitch and a groundout, but Digiacomo came up with a big strikeout to end the threat.

In the third inning, Digiacomo fanned the first two batters which brought to the plate Horseheads’ three-hitter Jackson Cook.

Cook drove a 2-2 fastball over the wall in dead center field, a hit that his coach knew when he hit the ball. 

“I knew it as soon as it left the bat,” said Granger. “It was a huge home run.”

Cook and Matt Gillette recorded the only two hits for Horseheads.

Horseheads will play Union-Endicott today at 3 p.m. after U-E topped defending Little League World Series champion Maine-Endwell on Saturday.