It has become apparent during the early going of the wooden bat Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League, that pitching and defense will rule and runs will be at a premium. But Trevor Gill took the those trends one step further.
On Tuesday evening at Palmyra High School, Gill, a hard throwing right-hander, twirled a one-hit complete game to lead Campbelltown to a 5-1 victory over Richland. Gill was on top of his game from his initial delivery, but remained just as strong as the game wore on.
Gill fanned seven and surrendered four bases-on-balls. But he didn’t walk a batter after the third inning and he set down the final 14 Richland batters he encountered.
But perhaps the most impressive part of Gill’s outing was the fact that he threw only two breaking balls during his seven innings of work. He was hitting his spots, and so dominant with his heater, that Richland batters were having a hard time catching up to him.
The only Richland hitter to get to Gill was lead-off man Wes Wentling, via a third-inning single. Wentling’s hit ultimately led to Richland’s only run, but thanks to a Campbelltown error it turned out to be of the unearned variety.
With Gill’s triumph, Campbelltown improved to 2-0 in the early going of the league.
– Jeff Falk