LUTZ-Gideon Dunn threw a complete game shutout against the Robinson Knights Friday night, as the Warriors won 4-0.

“I got ahead of the count, I threw my fastball and the changeup well, and it worked itself out” said Dunn. “The defense was great tonight and the offense is picking up well.”

As Gideon Dunn threw seven beautiful innings of baseball, allowing only three hits, no walks, and striking out two, the Warriors (13-4 5-3) placed base runners into scoring position left and right.

“Just watching Gideon pitch tonight, it was amazing” senior Alex Hanson said.

Hanson leads off on second after singling for a hit, and then stealing on the next pitch. Hanson drove in two runs in Friday's 4-0 victory.
Alex Hanson leads off on second after singling for a hit, and then stealing on the next pitch. Hanson drove in two runs in Friday’s 4-0 victory.

Although some players are struggling at the plate now, other players are continuing to step it up. After a lineup change made by head coach John Crumbley was put into place against Gaither on the 28th, both Hanson and Colby Burchardt have been clobbering the ball.

“We practiced hard this week and did what we needed to do” Hanson said. “It felt good”.

Hanson went two for three, banging out two singles for one run each in the first and second inning. Burchardt went three for three with two leadoff doubles that barely missed home run distance. He then hit an additional double later in the game which set up for another run scored. Although he didn’t bring in any runs on his big night, he did score for three of the four runs put on the scoreboard.

Burchardt went three for three with three doubles, two of them almost having  the homerun distance. Colby scored for three of Steinbrenner's four runs.
Colby Burchardt approaches the batters box. Burchardt went three for three with three doubles, two of them almost having the homerun distance.

“I’ve been told just to keep the same swing and hit it hard” Burchardt said. “Mijon (Cummings) has been telling me to just keep doing what I have been doing and to swing for line drives and to let God do the rest.”

The new lineup seems to be working well for the Warriors as Kevin Merrell,  Cummings, and Chase Debonis are all hitting more as well.

 

Evan Abramson / Senior Staff Writer

 

 

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