For the second week in-a-row, Gaylord’s Islanders fall a rally short. They were clipped by Gibbon and Victoria this past weekend.
The Islanders, 0-3, will have to wait a week to try and glove their first win. Their next contest is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th against Brownton. That game will be played at Gaylord’s Walsh Field beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Gaylord’s amateur baseballers fell behind early Sunday and never completely recovered. They were on the short end of a 5-3 decision in River Valley League play at Victoria.
Three hits and a Gaylord error enabled Victoria to grab a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Back-to-back singles led to another Vics’ run in the fourth frame.
The Islanders reached the scoreboard in the sixth inning. Brad Walsh was hit by a pitch and Josh Gasow singled. Both Gaylord players would later score on Willie Paine’s basehit.
Walsh belted an RBI single in the seventh inning but that would prove to be the end of the Islanders’ scoring. Victoria meanwhile tacked on an insurance run in the eighth inning.
“We were again in a position to win but couldn’t come up with a big hit down the stretch,” Gaylord manager Mike Walsh said.
Brad Walsh and Trevor Vaubel led all Islanders with two hits apiece. Paine posted a team high two RBI’s.
Joey Barr was Gaylord’s starting pitcher. He allowed three runs on two hits in two innings of work.
Vaubel pitched the next five innings for the Islanders. He allowed a run on four hits while striking out six. Brian Winter hurled the final frame for Gaylord.
Paine, Vaubel belt home runs at Gibbon
Home runs by Willie Paine and Trevor Vaubel highlighted action for Gaylord’s Islanders Saturday in a 7-6 loss at Gibbon.
Vaubel drilled a two run homer in the seventh inning while Paine’s long ball came in the ninth frame.
The big hits by Vaubel and Paine would not be enough as Gaylord once again played catch up throughout the contest.
Collin Grams walked and eventually scored for Gaylord in the first inning by Gibbon answered with a run in the bottom of the frame.
Gibbon would open a 5-1 advantage in the sixth inning. The three run rally was fueled by Justin DeRock’s home run.
Vaubel’s homer would trim the margin to 5-3. Grams’ single scored another Gaylord run in the eighth inning but the tying would be stranded a second base.
A pair of walks and a single enabled Gibbon to stretch its lead to 7-4 in the eighth inning.
Paine then made it a 7-6 contest with his ninth inning homer but again Gaylord left the tying run stranded.