Gsellman Roughed Up, Sand Gnats One-Hit In 11-0 Loss


Augusta 11, Savannah 0

To sum this one up quickly, the Sand Gnats allowed 11 runs to cross the plate for Augusta, but only six of them were earned. Savannah only mustered one hit and three walks as a team on offense against that offensive onslaught, so it was a really tough game all around.

Robert Gsellman made the start and lasted four-and-two-thirds innings, and was on the hook for the first seven runs. Only two of them were earned, however, as his work in the fifth inning was ruined by an Phillip Evans error with two outs. A run scored on the error, and Mitchell Delfino, the next batter, proceeded to rip a grand slam against Gsellman to effectively make the score 7-0. Two-out runs seemed to be the theme of the evening against Gsellman, as he allowed his first run in the second off a two-out RBI double.

Yucary De La Cruz was the only Sand Gnat to get a hit in this one. Julian Hilario and Paul Sewald combined to finish the game for Savannah, but had little luck of their own, allowing four more runs to cross the plate.

A not-so-fun fact, the error by Phillip Evans was number 12 this season to date. Yeesh.

Key Stats

Robert Gsellman: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 1 HR, 1 BB, 7 R, 2 ER, 1 K

Julian Hilario: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 ER, 3 K

Paul Sewald: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 2-2 inherited runners scored.

Yucary De La Cruz: 1-for-4

Maikis De La Cruz: 0-for-3, 1 BB

Kevin Plawecki: 0-for-3, 1 BB

Jeff Reynolds: 0-for-2, 1 BB