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Another strong week for Gillespie softball

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The Gillespie High School softball team faced Triad on Wednesday, March 27, taking the win, 11-0. Starting pitcher Emma Gipson had another strong showing in the circle. Gipson rang up 12 Triad batters, giving up only three hits and zero runs over five innings. 

Ava Parish went three for three at the plate with a solo homer in the second inning. The bats were hot for Gillespie in this game with Sadie Sholtis going 1-2 with 3 RBIs, Lauren Bertagnolli going 1-3 with two runs scored, Gipson going 3-3 with 3 RBIs and one run scored, Paxton Reid and Macie Wright both going 2-3 at the plate, and Delaney Taylor going 1-2 with two RBIs. Wright also had an RBI in the win.

Delaney Hess holds the loss for Triad. She struck out one batter, giving up nine runs on ten hits. Gillespie had a total of 13 hits in their win. 

Gillespie had stellar defense in this game, committing zero errors. Triad’s Green, Hagarty, and Feldma each got a hit off Gipson in their efforts against the powerhouse. 

Gillespie earned another win over the Highland Bulldogs on March 28, a final score of 8-4. 

Gipson came in clutch at the plate, knocking two over the fence and driving in four runs. Reid joined Gipson with a home run in the top of the third and Sholtis homered over the center field wall in the top of the seventh.

Parish and Bertagnolli went one for four at the plate, Parish scoring one run. Reid stood tall at the plate, going two for four in the game, with one RBI and one run scored. Wright had a strong showing, going two for four with one RBI. In the 9 hole, Taylor showed up and showed out, going two for three.

Gipson gained another win in the circle against Highland. She sat down six Bulldogs with a strikeout, giving up six hits and four runs in seven innings. Kaitlyn Wilson took the loss for the Bulldogs, giving up eight runs on eleven hits, sitting down eight with a strikeout. Mettler, Alex Schultz, Abby Shultz, Wilson, Ritz, and Becker got into the hit column for Highland. 

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Gillespie picked up two losses on the season this weekend on March 30. They fell 0-2 against Pleasant Plains and 1-2 against the Olympia Spartans. 

The Miners were able to grab a win this weekend over the Havana Lady Ducks, with a final score of 6-2. Gipson had a strong showing in the circle, striking out 13 batters. She allowed only two hits and two runs in five innings. 

Bertagnolli went 3-3 at the plate with 3 RBIs. Parish went 2 for 3. Gipson and Schuckenbrock went 1 for 2, with Gipson driving in two runs. Wright had one hit in the win with one RBI. Sholtis also had an RBI in the game. 

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Two more wins on the season for Gillespie softball

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The Gillespie High School softball team earned a victory over the Greenville Comets on Monday, May 6, with a final score of 7-1.

Emma Gipson earned another win in the circle. Gipson worked for seven innings, allowing one run on zero hits and striking out five. Emma Wilfong took the loss for Greenville. Wilfong worked through four innings, surrendering six runs on seven hits.

Sadie Sholtis was dominant at the plate, going 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Ava Parish went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Lauren Bertagnolli went 1 for 3, picking up 1 RBI and 1 run plated.

The bottom half of the lineup came in clutch for Gillespie. Macie Wright and Lauren Schuckenbrock went 1 for 3 at the plate with 2 runs plated. Wrigley Releford went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored and collected a walk. Gipson put a 1 in the hit column with a double. Bertagnolli swiped a stolen base against Greenville’s defense. Gillespie had a stellar night on defense, with zero errors committed.

The Gillespie softball team earned a 9-0 win over Hillsboro on Thursday, May 9.

Gipson had a strong showing on the mound and earned the win. The starting pitcher gave up four hits and no runs and struck out nine Hillsboro batters. Camp took the loss for Hillsboro, giving up six runs on seven hits.

Gipson carried the team offensively, going 3 for 4 at the plate with 1 RBI from a homer to right field. Schuckenbrock went 2 for 4 at the plate with 2 runs plated. Addi Cox and Releford each collected 2 hits and 1 RBI in their winning efforts. Sholtis and Bertagnolli picked up a hit and 2 RBIs in the game. Delaney Taylor added a hit and a run to the mix.

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Miners pull out a win against Greenville, takes loss against Roxana

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The Gillespie Miners baseball team picked up a 5-3 win over Greenville on Monday, May 6.

Bryce Buhs had another stellar night on the mound for Gillespie. Buhs surrendered three runs on three hits, pocketing 10 strikeouts in the game. Tristen Wargo also made a relief appearance to earn the win, allowing 2 hits, no runs, and striking out 4. Ben Hutchinson took the loss for Greenville. Hutchinson gave up two runs on three hits.

Gillespie and Greenville went back and forth with taking the lead, ending the game by going into extra innings with 10 innings of play.

Collin Griffith led the Miners in hits. Griffith went 3 for 5 at the plate with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Wargo went 2 for 4 at the top of the lineup with 1 RBI. Jesse Berry and Jack Kaylor went 2 for 5 at the plate, both driving in a run in their winning efforts. Jaydon Baker, Sean Haywood, and Buhs had a 1 in the hit column. Wargo collected Gillespie’s only walk in the game.

The Miners fell to Roxana in a nail biter on Thursday, May 9, with a final score of 2-3.

Dawson Lancaster took the loss for Gillespie on the mound. Lancaster put in four innings of work, giving up two runs on two hits, striking out two. Daniel Wolber was the starter on the mound for Gillespie, giving up 1 run on three hits, with two strikeouts. Cooper Harris earned the win for Roxana.

Gillespie was able to muster up a total of 8 hits against Roxana’s pitching staff. Luke Schuckenbrock led the miners at the plate, going 2 for 5. Wargo and Jaydon Baker both went 1 for 4 with 1 RBI. Griffith had a good night at the plate, going 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored and a base on balls. Bryce Hohnsbehn and Buhs each collected a hit in their efforts.

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Miners are on a winning streak

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The Gillespie Miners baseball team won against Marquette Catholic on Thursday, May 2, with a final score of 10 to 2.

Dawson Lancaster earned the win on the mound for Gillespie. Lancaster gave up only one hit on no runs, striking out three over five innings of work. Pruiit pocketed the loss for Marquette Catholic. Pruiit went five and one-third innings, giving up nine runs on nine hits. Daniel Wolber started on the mound for the Miners. Wolber gave up two runs on four hits.

The Miners collected a total of eleven hits on the night. The top of the lineup was sizzling for Gillespie, collecting eight out of the eleven hits. Tristen Wargo went 4 for 4 with 3 runs scored in the leadoff spot. Luke Shuckenbrock went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs plated. Bryce Hohnsbehn went 2 for 4 at the plate with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Jesse Berry, Bryce Buhs, and Colin Griffith also had a hit in their winning efforts. Buhs had a triple and 2 RBIs on the night.

Gillespie had a watchful eye at the plate, drawing four walks. Buhs led the Miners with a total of two walks.

The Gillespie Miners stepped on the field against Hillsboro on Friday, May 3, coming out victorious 6-0.

Four of Gillespie’s runs came during the sixth inning, placing them well ahead of Hillsboro for the win. Wargo had another stellar performance, going 3 for 4 with 1 RBI and 1 run plated. Schuckenbrock went 2 for 2 at the plate with a total of 3 RBIs. Jack Kaylor and Jaydon Baker both went 2 for 3 in the victory.

Schuckenbrock earned the win for Gillespie on the mound, allowing four hits and no runs over seven innings of work. Shuckenbrock pocketed six strikeouts in his outing. Lentz took the loss for Hillsboro, giving up two runs on five hits. Hillsboro was only able to muster up a total of four hits against Gillespie’s pitching staff.

Gillespie will face off against Roxana on Monday, May 6.

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