Early Lead For Wheeler Seals Fate For Hammond Gavit Gladiators.
Hammond Gavit Gladiators watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 14-5 loss to Wheeler on Saturday. Wheeler scored on a double by Jackson Smith in the first inning, a groundout by Alex Sweitzer in the second inning, a single by Sean Conroy in the second inning, and a single by Rex Stills in the second inning.
The Hammond Gavit Gladiators struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Wheeler, giving up 14 runs.
Wheeler pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second Sweitzer grounded out, scoring one run, Conroy singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, and Stills singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Wheeler scored four runs in the fourth inning. Stills and Danny Lira all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Sweitzer was on the mound for Wheeler. The fireballer lasted two innings, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out two.
Nicholas Medrano toed the rubber for Hammond Gavit Gladiators. The righthander allowed seven hits and five runs over two innings, striking out one and walking one. William Vukobratovich, Ryan Peppers, and Evan Blankman each contributed in relief for Hammond Gavit Gladiators. Blankman led Hammond Gavit Gladiators with one hit in two at bats.
Wheeler collected 16 hits on the day. Stills, Damian Ruoff, Conroy, Mason Leckrone, and Smith all collected multiple hits for Wheeler. Stills went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Wheeler in hits. Wheeler tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Conroy led the way with two. Wheeler was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Dylan Passauer made the most plays with nine.