Boys Varsity Baseball: M-A Opens League Play with 4-2 victory over Hillsdale
Original post made by Bob Moriarty, Team Parent on Mar 24, 2010
In addition to his hitting heroics, Warren earned the save when he relieved Gilbertson in the seventh inning and, after walking a Hillsdale batter to load the bases, induced the next hitter to bounce into a game-ending double play.
Gilbertson was nearly flawless after yielding two runs in the first inning, walking just two and striking out three while improving his season record to 2-1. The Bears supported Gilbertson with their best defensive effort of the season, committing just one error. The victory squared M-A's overall record at 4-4 (1-0 in league play), while Hillsdale fell to 3-5 (0-1).
The Bears collected nine hitsall singlesoff Hillsdale pitcher Greg Hansen, including two each by shortstop Casey Eason and DH Chris Gow. M-A cut Hillsdale's lead to 2-1 on Gow's single in the first inning, and tied the game 2-2 in the third on Ryan Chilcoat's RBI single.
Jeff Keller scored M-A's final run when he dashed home and beat the Hillsdale catcher's tag following a stolen base attempt by Warren.
Menlo-Atherton will attempt to extend its two-game winning streak when it visits Hillsdale on Friday afternoon.
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