Cavaliers hit-limited in loss to Gillespie

Cavaliers hit-limited in loss to Gillespie

By Daniel Winningham
Gillespie High School scored two in the top of the first and added two more runs in the fifth inning as it earned a 4-1 victory over CHS May 2.

Carlinville was limited to just one hit in the loss. Brayton Gibbs scored the only run for CHS after tripling and coming in to score when Ross Albert was at the plate.

Kris Emmons pitched the entire contest for Carlinville. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits.

Emmons struck out five and walked just one batter but took the loss as the CHS offense was unable to provide much assistance.

Toward the end of the game, both teams appeared content to let the umpire take the bat out of their hands as six of the final 12 outs in the sixth and seventh innings came on called third strikes.

Four of Carlinville’s final six outs came on ring-ups by home plate umpire Jacob Hainsfurther.

The contest started early at 3:45 instead of 4:30 p.m., prompting CHS athletic director Darrin DeNeve to handle umpiring duties in the field before the regular umpire arrived.