Plato punch knocks out Gaylord in seven


Plato’s Bluejays lived up to their billing Wednesday as they thumped Gaylord 10-0 in a seven inning contest at Walsh Field.

It was the fifth ten run rule win of the season for the Bluejays who are perfect through eight games of the 2006 campaign.

Plato only outhit Gaylord 8-5, but the Bluejays did more damage with their lumber. Home runs by Jon Becker and Brian Graupmann produced a total of five runs for the visitors.

Gaylord’s offensive highlight came early in the contest. Josh Gasow, Brad Walsh and Doug Flieth delivered consecutive singles in the first inning. But, back-to-back strikeouts enabled Plato to get out of the first inning jam with no damage done.

Plato, which went quietly in the first two innings, began making noise with the bats in the third frame.

On an 0-2 pitch, Becker stroked a Randy Walsh offering over highway 22. The three run blast would prove to be all Plato would need.

The Bluejays tacked on four runs in the fifth frame. Graupmann’s two run homer highlighted that rally.

Plato completed the scoring with three runs in the sixth inning. Dave Franke fueled the at-bat for the Bluejays with a two run single.

Brad Walsh led the Gaylord bats in the setback with a pair of singles. Gasow, Flieth and Ben Myhro added one hit apiece for the Islanders.

Randy Walsh suffered the mound setback. He allowed eight runs on seven hits in five innings. Walsh struckout four and walked two. Paul Mages pitched the final two innings for the Islanders.