Gilman’s Peter Heubeck dazzles scouts, Calvert Hall, in a 7-3 Greyhound victory
by Joe DiBlasi
A big league arm does not guarantee a high school pitcher a ticket to the majors, but its an absolute necessity to create the opportunity.
Anyone in attendance for Tuesday’s MIAA A Conference baseball game in Roland Park, between host Gilman and reigning A Conference champion Calvert Hall, including a contingent of big league scouts huddled behind the backstop, got a first-hand look at a big league arm.
It belonged to Gilman senior right-hander Peter Heubeck, who sent the scouts’ radar guns soaring into the mid 90’s, as he dazzled the visiting Cardinals during a three hit, seven strikeout, six-inning effort that keyed the Greyhounds to a 7-3 victory.
Heubeck limited the Hall (4-3 overall, 2-3 MIAA A) to one run on three hits. Gilman Coach Larry Sheets used Casey Bishop to finish the seventh, after Heubeck’s pitch count approached 90.
Heubeck added insult to injury at the plate, pounding a double and a single with two RBI’s.
After Ryan Martinez doubled to start the Hounds (4-4, 3-2) in the bottom of the first, Heubeck keyed a four-run rally with a two-bagger to deep left-center.
“My fastball and curveball were both working and I got a lot of swings and misses with the curveball,” said Heubeck, who had a fast ball clocked at 93 mph by numerous big league scouts who were on hand behind the backstop, to watch the tall right-hander work.
“I wanted to go back out to go for the complete game, but Coach Sheets looks out for our arms with a long season ahead,” added Heubeck. “I hope I have a chance to face them again. They beat us in the championship two years ago, and I didn’t forget that. It was good to go out there today and get some redemption.”
Sheets praised Heubeck’s effort.
“He’s a good one. He throws strikes, and his fast ball was hitting the mid-90’s. He is going to be really good.
“Calvert Hall has a good ball team. We didn’t play well last week against Spalding, so it’s good to come out and start this week with a win. Anytime you get a win in the MIAA it’s a big win.”
Chase Davalli lead Calvert Hall with two hits and an RBI, and Scott Borgmann chipped in with two singles.
The Hall will try to regain championship form when they host upstart Archbishop Curley on Thursday. Gilman will host St. Mary’s on Wednesday, weather permitting.
GILMAN 7, CALVERT HALL 3
CHC 001 000 2 — 3 7 4
GIL 410 101 x — 7 7 1
CHC-Kerr, Seifeet (1), Zito (4), and King; GIL-Heubeck, Bishop (7), and Wilis
WP- G-Heubeck LP – CH- Kerr
2B: GIL-Martinez, Heubeck.