Gillis' baseball squad bounces back with conference wins

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                  Senior Owen Gabbey pitched well in his first career pitching appearance

Courtesy UR Athletics Senior Owen Gabbey pitched well in his first career pitching appearance

They host the Bulldogs of Princeton on Thursday.

"We're working through different lineups", Trell said.

The Eureka girls, meanwhile, are 0-2 in league play, their only two games of the season, and likewise have been starved recently for games. The Lions took the lead in the first inning and looked like they were in position to pick up the victory as they led 8-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. "We got some good swings early, scored a couple of early runs, then we just built on that".

Kaiti White (5-1) was the winning pitcher for Fairfield.

The Red Flash got on the board early, with two batters reaching after getting hit by pitches in the first inning. Three batters later, the Bobcats hit their second three-run homer of the game. Davis pitched the fifth, striking out a pair and walking a like number.

"Our guys on the mound did a good job", Duey said.

Blake Thomas later hit an RBI double for a 3-0 Hawk lead. "Last week was a great week for him at the plate". Bryce Henningsen had three of Johnson Creek's nine hits and drove in six runs - one on a fielder's choice, then a pair of one-run singles and a two-run single. Holly Widner, Kaylin Silcox, Brooke Nelson, Kenzie Silcox, Savannah Sturdivant and Jacey Grimm all had two hits.

The TJCA boys tennis team suffered its first loss of the season with a 6-3 defeat at the hand of Highland Tech (3-3, 2-3 Southern Piedmont Conference) on Tuesday in Gastonia. Chris Angus also doubled for the Falcons (1-1).

Alsbury and Lilya Gardner both scored three times in the win.

He also was hit by a pitch.

Her second sac fly was thanks to a heads-up play by base runner Angelina Reno in the home fifth.

In the third, junior Abbie Hix singled and scored on a groundout from senior Jordyn Breitbarth.

"I felt good", said Houghton, who threw a four-hitter with two walks.

Brett Giese walked and Denault hit a single to left field to send Medler across home plate before Giese and Denault each crossed home plate on a wild pitch.

Nottingham needed Houghton to take the lead, considering how the young Hamilton squad refused to go away despite the opposing pitcher's dominance.

Though the Panthers had solid offensive and defensive efforts, the Mammoths' pitching, led by 12.2 innings of Lorena Ukanwa and her 10-0 record, kept the Panthers from doing any meaningful damage.

Seymour tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning.

The Bulldogs avoided the shutout when freshman Emily Heslop singled in a run in the bottom of the fifth.

In all, the Tigers left seven runners on base. An eighth run was added in the top of the final frame. One thing that bodes well for the Tigers is that they bring nearly everyone back from last year's championship team, having lost just three players to graduation.

"We have to keep moving forward and improving our play", Daczkowski said, "We're looking forward to this week and new competition".

Garner was the Tigers' starting pitcher.

Hastings took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning of the opener when Zack Peterson led off the game with an infield single and eventually scored on a balk. He had seven strikeouts and walked none. The Comets added three more in the inning. Ramon did everything he could do to hold a talented squad to five runs.

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