The Gilman baseball team opened its 2017 season with a big win over neighborhood rival Boys’ Latin, Wednesday, as the Greyhounds slugged their way to a 9-2 MIAA non-conference win over the host Lakers, in Roland Park.

Ryan Williamson had a big day at the plate for Gilman, going 2-for-2 with walk, while scoring three runs and driving in three others.

Gilman scored four times in the top of the first and three more in the third to take control. The Hounds then added two more runs in the sixth, while Boys’ Latin managed just single runs in the third and fifth innings.

Mike Willis was the only other Gilman batter with two hits, as he drove in two with a double and scored one run. Max Costes drew a pair of walks and scored a pair of runs.

Five Gilman pitchers took the mound with Charlie Mather making the start and tossing 2.2 innings to earn the win. He did not allow a hit while striking three and walking three and allowing one unearned run.

Sam Grace went 2-for-4 for Boys’ Latin and drove in both Laker runs. Boys’ Latin, which defeated St. Paul’s, 14-1, in it’s opener on Monday, fell to 1-1 on the season.