HUNTINGTON – Gateway’s Ava Auclair hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, Audrey Gamble went 4-for-5, and Dana Britland and Grace Van Buren each picked up two hits in a softball game against Central. Unfortunately for the Gators, the end result was a Golden Eagles victory, 22-13.
In the second game against Easthampton, Gateway managed three hits off the Eagles’ pitcher, who was coming off a no-hitter. Erika Wolfe, Taryn Kubik, and Angela Wright each managed hits. The Gators fell 21-0 in five innings.
Gators lunge forward
Gateway 18, Putnam 1
Gateway went on a tear, scoring three runs in each of the first and third innings before exploding for seven in the fifth to close the door on Putnam.
Gateway produced several multi-hit leaders Friday: Brandon Daniels (2-for-5, hit by pitch, 2 runs), Jake McKittrick (3-3, walk, HBP, 4 runs), Shane Mastello (2-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, sac), and Wyatt Heeter (3-5, 2 runs, RBI).
Josh Webster (triple, walk, HBP, 4 runs), Brett Turban (walk, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Garrett Bean (2 walks, run, RBI), Nathaniel Bushor (walk, 2 RBIs), and Jake Thayer (walk, run) also each had a hit for the Gators.
Turban tossed a seven-inning, two-hitter on the mound for Gateway. Turban piled up 11 strikeouts, walked two batters and allowed just one run.