GSWB gets a big win to finish week

Joliet St. Paul 3 @ GSWB 7
GSWB had their hands full finishing off the week with powerhouse, Joliet St. Paul who has won seven IESA state titles since 2006, and finished runners-up three times. St. Paul struck early in the 1st behind 4 walks from Caden Christensen while not recording a hit to lead 2-0.
But in the bottom of the 1st, GSWB used an error, a trio of base-on balls, and an RBI single from Thomas Phillips to go up 4-2. Caden Christensen held St. Paul in check until the 4th when they reached on a single, walk, then scored on an error with 2 outs to slice the lead to 4-3.
Cameron Gray relieved Christensen and got the Lions out of the jam in the 4th.
The Lions used a walk from Grady Phillips and a single from Cameron Gray and Kash Kerner to go up 6-3 after 4. That would be all Cameron Gray needed on the mound as he shut down St. Paul's and GSWB would cruise to a 7-3 win.
Caden Christensen got the win for GSWB while dealing 8 strikeouts and allowing 6 walks on 2 hits.
Cameron Gray finished the final 3 innings allowing no walks and no runs. Gray also scored 3 runs for GSWB while Kash Kerner went 2-2 while reaching twice via base on balls. GSWB now has a lay-off until 9/5 when they host Peotone. GSWB is now 14-3 overall.
Grand Ridge 0 @ GSWB 12
On 8th grade night, the Lions started all 8th graders in their lineup vs the Mohawks of Grand Ridge. Case Christensen got the nod for GSWB and was in control the whole game. On offense, Case Christensen would double in the 1st, followed by 3 more singles from Caden Christensen, Thomas Phillips, and Isaiah Bouwma to take an early 4-0 lead.
In the 2nd innings, two more singles from Case and Caden helped extend the Lions lead to 7-0. That would be all GSWB needed as they would cruise to a 12-0 victory.
Case Christensen was the winning pitcher going 3 innings with 5 strikeouts as Wyatt Mcnally finished the game for GSWB.
Offensively, Cameron Gray and Wyatt McNally each scored 3 runs. Case Christensen and Caden Christensen each collected 3 hits and scored 2 runs. With the win, the Lions are now 13-3 overall.
Eighth graders who will be moving on at the end of the season are: Ryan Bales, Isaiah Bouwma, Blake Brassard, Case Christensen, Caden Christensen, Cameron Gray, Wyatt McNally, Thomas Phillips and Dillan Warren.
The GSWB Lions baseball program thanks these nine boys for their effort and dedication and wishes you the best in high school