Huebeck allows just two hits in strong opening appearance; but two Gonzaga pitchers combine for a shutout


Gilman School , which went all the way to the MIAA A Conference baseball finals in 2018 on the strength on a young but talented pitching staff, opened its 2019 season, Monday evening, with more excellent pitching, but it was not enough to prevent the hounds from suffering a 1-0 road loss at Gonzaga.

Sophomore Peter Huebeck tossed six outstanding innings for the Greyhounds, allowing just two hits and one run, with two walks, while striking out 11 Golden Eagles. He also hit two batters In the bottom of the first, Huebeck hit the first batter, walked one and allowed an RBI single to Gonzaga’s Greg Kopp. It proved to be the only run of the game by either team.

Huebeck then retired the next Golden Eagles he faced.

Gonzaga countered with two pitchers. Garrett Newsome made the start and went 3.1 innings, allowing Gilman’s only hit, while striking out three and walking four. Noah Potholm finished it up for the Golden Eagles, going the final 3.2 innings, allowing no hits, no walks and striking out four.

Junior Jackson McCambridge had Gilman’s only base hit, a single in the second inning. If followed a one-out walk to Tripp Myers, who raced to third on the play. McCambridge followed with a steal of second and the Greyhounds had runners on second and third with just one out. However, Tyler Martinez struck out swinging on a ball in the dirt and Myers attempted to steal home when the ballt scooted away from the catcher. Gonzaga, however, tagged him out to end the threat.