It was a tournament, every fall in Phoenix for 30+ age group teams. Over the 12 yrs I went out there for tournaments I only lost one game. 12-1, averaged 7 K's, 2 BB and 5 hits per game.
I once held a team to one hit and then we faced them in the playoffs and our ace got rocked by the same team. My arm was jello that day so I couldn't go. I had already thrown 20 innings that week.
We didn't really have a rotation, the guy that had it that day got to throw.
I never start out a game throwing as hard as I can. I usually get good and going in the 3rd or 4th. I throw harder and better in the 7th than in the 1st. I understand how to work hitters in their counts and pitch location so I don't have to throw hard. The young players I have faced recently were just baffled by how I pitched to them because they are used to the young full of cum pitchers trying to throw it by them. They sit on fastballs, you have to fool them into out-thinking their at-bat.