Chelsea’s Gongwer shuts down Wetumpka bats

FROM STAFF REPORTS

CHELSEA – Reid Gongwer tossed seven shutout innings and received plenty of help from the Chelsea bats as the Hornets defeated Wetumpka, 9-0, on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Chelsea’s Cole Kennedy started the scoring with a run-scoring single in the first inning.

It was all the support Gongwer would need, but the Hornets piled on more runs anyway, with one in each of the second and third innings and four more in the sixth on hits by Adam Reaves, Jacob Boyle, Jackson Webster and Connor Ball.

Gongwer allowed only one hit and no runs while striking out eight in seven innings.

Ball went 3-for-4 at the plate while Reaves went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Webster drove in two runs on the day while Carter Frederick reached base on each of his plate appearances, going 1-for-1 with three walks, two runs and one RBI.

Now at 6-2 on the season, CHS next plays Oxford at home beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29.