Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsity stayed in it until the end, but Whiting pulled away late in a 10-7 victory on Friday. The game was tied at seven with Whiting batting in the top of the seventh when Allard singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
Despite the loss, Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsity did collect four hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Whiting had six hits on the way to victory.
Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsity fired up the offense in the first inning, when Jack Hill singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.
Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsity notched three runs in the fifth inning. Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsitybatters contributing to the big inning included Evan Blankman and Ryan Peppers, all driving in runs in the inning.
Plemons got the start for Whiting. The fireballer went three innings, allowing four runs on two hits and striking out three.
Peppers toed the rubber for Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsity. The righty allowed four hits and seven runs over six innings, striking out 16. Blankman threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
William Vukobratovich, Hill, Jose Tiscareno, and Blankman each collected one hit to lead Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsity. Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsitytore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Vukobratovich led the way with three. Hammond Gavit Gladiators Varsity was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Nicholas Medrano had the most chances in the field with 17.