Featured Player of the Week, Carson Gesing, Independence Patriots

Carson Gesing, Independence Patriots. (Photo by Ron Morris)
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Carson Gesing the Independence ace on the mound pitched another outstanding baseball game for the Patriots in their 13-2 victory over Purnell Swett, Pembroke, NC on the road.

The big righthander pitched 7 solid innings while allowing only 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 12 strikeouts, no walks, tossed an efficient 88 pitches with a .761 strike percentage. He had 19 first pitch strikes while facing 27 batters. He did allow 2 solo home runs, and spread out two singles over the seven inning outing.

Gesing, the senior workhorse also contributed offensively going 2-4 with a double, an RBI, and earned a base-on balls. The victory is his fourth win of the season vs. two tough losses for the Patriots.

Overall, he has pitched 33.2 innings, has allowed 27 hits, 10 earned runs, 11 base-on-balls, has accumulated 50 strikeouts, with a solid ERA 2.079, WHIP 1.129 on the mound giving the Patriots an opportunity to win a ballgame every time he sets foot on the pitching rubber.

Gesing will certainly be playing a key role in the Patriots bid to qualify for the state playoffs. Independence is 5-5 with two more weeks of regular season baseball remaining. He will also be pitching for the Mint Hill American Legion baseball team this summer, and is expected to make a major contribution on the mound and with his bat.

The Sports Editor and sports writers at the Mint Hill Times want to congratulate Carson Gesing for being selected for a third time this season as the “Featured Player of the Week.”

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Ed Berti
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