Gehlen Catholic baseball had all facets of the game working in a convincing 8-0 win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in Granville on Wednesday night.
Gehlen Catholic had tremendous pitching in the form of a three-hit shutout combined from David Begnoche and Dylan Lehmann. Begnoche got the start and worked five innings of two-hit shutout baseball while striking out seven. Gehlen Catholic head coach Kirk Kronaizl says Begnoche’s improvement has come from him prioritizing more accuracy over velocity.
Dylan Lehmann finished the game pitching the final two innings while allowing one hit and striking out two. It was the first time Lehmann had been on the mound in over two weeks. Coach Kronaizl says having him available to throw is crucial heading into the Spalding Tournament.
At the plate, the Jays scored at least one run in every inning except for the first. Ryan Livermore stole the show going 2-3 with three RBIs. Livermore had been struggling at the plate heading into the contest one for his last 10 at-bats. Coach Kronaizl says, when Livermore’s bat is on, it’s huge for the rest of the team.
Gehlen Catholic baseball remains busy with their next contest at home against MMCRU on senior night. Then, the Jays will play in the Spalding Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Coach Kronaizl wants his team to have fun in these next few days and not get too intimidated by any opponent.
The Jays have now won seven of their last eight and is now 10-7 overall while Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn fell to 2-11 on the season.