The Hinton baseball team won in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night. They walked off Gehlen Catholic in eight innings by the final of 4-3.
The game was your stereotypical pitcher’s duel with each team’s ace getting the start. Hinton’s Glen Carlson went 7.2 IP, allowed four hits, and struck out 10 while allowing two runs to score. Gehlen’s Connor Kraft went 7.0 IP allowed one run, three hits, and struck out seven. Hinton head coach Cale Kramer says it was a wild ride of a game.
Carlson’s night on the bump was huge towards Hinton’s ability to win the game. Coach Kramer says his great night came from his ability to get the ball to do whatever he needed.
Carlson attributes the help he had on defense to him being able to pitch nearly eight full innings in the win.
Carlson was also the hero at the dish. The Jays led 3-2 in the eighth inning when the Blackhawks had two in scoring position with only one out. The Jays then walked Beau Cook intentionally to get to Glen Carlson who ripped a two-run double to left field to finish off the walk off win. Carlson says his big hit came from his adjustment with two strikes.
Coach Kramer says the entire game-winning scenario was made extra special by the fact that Carlson got a chance to win it for Hinton.
Hinton is now 4-2 with the win and has two more games in two days to finish out the week. While Carlson got a lot of the praise for his heroics in the win over Gehlen Catholic, he says it will take a full team effort to keep the Blackhawks on their winning ways.
Gehlen Catholic falls to 2-5 to start the season.