Web-gems are plays in baseball that defy convention. Quick feet and good form usually put players in position for routine plays. But plays that shouldn't be made are web-gems, plays that fans want to watch over and over again. Hillcrest produced a few web-gems in their on-the-road-opener Monday night, promising exciting times from the Hillcrest diamond.
"Our fielding was solid, with a couple double plays," noted Hillcrest Coach Steve Undseth. "I was pleased with the way we played our first game of the season." Hillcrest used three pitchers, with the win going to senior Jared Christenson following his 5 innings of hitless work from the mound. With support from his fielders, Christenson turned to watch his defense help with his win. Sophomore Sean McGuire dazzled fans, and his coach, with a web-gem worthy play. "Sean, at shortstop...threw out a guy while lying down and seemingly not even looking at first base. Just a phenomenal play," recalls Coach Undseth.
McGuire and Reggie Undseth went 3 for 4 on the day, with McGuire putting together a highlight game in the first contest of the season as he provided a triple, RBI, stole 4 bases, and sat Ashby down in order in the 7th inning.
Hillcrest gave-up one run on one hit in the 4 to 1 win over the Ashby Arrows. They play in Evansville on Thursday at 5pm.