Gilmer traveled to Catoosa Co. on Friday to face the Generals of Heritage in final game of a three game series. Looking to avoid the series sweep by the Generals, undefeated in 7-AAAA region, turned out to be a tough goal to reach. In the seven inning contest, the Cats would be dominated by yet another Heritage hurler.
Th Cats offense managed to scatter four hits in the game yet also had 10 strikeouts mixed in on the day. The Generals pitchers didn’t allow any Cat to reach by walk or error on the day confirming that they are the top team in region 7. Reaching the base pads for the Cats and providing all the offense were McKinley Chadwick-1 for 3 with a single in the second, Brooks Rosser-1 for 3 with a single in the seventh, Evan Frady-1 for 2 with a single in the fifth and Eric Turner-1 for 2 with a double in the sixth.
The Generals put 3 runs on the board in the third innin and added on e run in bith the fourth and fifth innings giving the the 5-0 victory and the series sweep over the Bobcats. Box Score on the day for the Cats- no runs on 4 hits, 6 walks and 4 errors. For the winning Generals- 5 runs on 4 hits 0 walks and no errors.
Sitting at 8-20 for the season with one final game to play, the Cats will welcome in Trion High School to Bobcat Field for Senior Night. The Bobcats will celebrate the High School Careers of Student Athletes that have dedicated 4 years to Gilmer Baseball Program.
Game time is set for 5:30 pm with Senior program before the game. Arrive early as it should be standing room only.