Gilbert throttles Hawks, 13-0 in 5

GILBERT – Trey Woodall did everything he could on the mound here last night. The South Hamilton right-hander nibbled at the corners, worked in his off-speed pitches and found the strike zone more often than not.

But Gilbert simply had his number.

The Tigers uncorked eight hits and scored seven runs in their first two at bats, and piled it on even more in the third with six more runs in a 13-0, five-inning victory over the Hawks.

“We had (a good outing) on the mound and I was very happy with that,” South Hamilton head coach Bret Bell said. “I’ve told the guys that if we get beat 20-0, as long as we make the other team earn those 20 runs then I’ll be happy. (Gilbert) earned those runs … they’re a very good hitting team.”

Gilbert (7-3, 5-2 HOIC) starting pitcher Wes Greder retired the first nine batters he faced before Woodall broke up his no-hitter with a base hit in the third frame. JD Rader also singled and Hunter Griffin ripped a double.

South Hamilton (1-9, 0-6 HOIC) lost for the eighth consecutive time.

The Tigers finished with 13 hits, four of which went for extra bases. Jacob Adams smacked the team’s first double – an RBI shot to left-center in the first inning.