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Stillwater duo delivers in two-run win over previously unbeaten Woodbury

By Paul Patane, SportsEngine, 04/25/19, 6:45PM CDT


Will Frisch and Drew Gilbert, both bound for Oregon State, led the Ponies from the mound and the plate.

Drew Gilbert (1) slides into third base for a triple in the top of the seventh inning. Stillwater hung on for a 6-4 win over conference rival Woodbury on Friday. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

Stillwater features its own dynamic duo that’s worthy of being compared to Batman and Robin, or Captain America and Bucky Barnes.

Senior pitchers Will Frisch and Drew Gilbert, both Oregon State commits, showed just how competitive and supportive they are of each other on Friday at Woodbury High School, as Frisch took the mound as the starting pitcher, and Gilbert played the field and swung a heavy bat.

Stillwater's Will Frisch pitched five innings for the Ponies, notching eight strikeouts and giving up just three hits in a 6-4 win over the Royals. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

First report

Stillwater’s Oregon State commits, seniors Will Frisch and Drew Gilbert, helped their team deliver a 6-4 win over Suburban East Conference rival Woodbury at Woodbury High School on Friday.

The right-handed Frisch threw five innings for the Ponies, who are ranked No. 23 in the USA today Super 25 national high school baseball rankings, before transitioning to first base to help his teammates close the victory. His first four innings from the mound were nearly flawless — surrendering just one hit — and he finished with eight strikeouts and gave up three hits total.

Gilbert, perhaps best known for his pitching, delivered from the plate Friday, recording a RBI double, a triple, and walked once for Stillwater (8-0, 7-0), the defending Class 4A state champion.

Down 5-0 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, the Royals (7-1, 6-1) rallied for four runs. Woodbury’s Luke Paulson delivered a two-out RBI single, and teammate Riley Frisk hit a single, driving in two runs.

Woodbury’s ace, senior Adam Mazur, struck out six, walked two and surrendered eight hits in the loss, which was the first Royals’ defeat of the season.

Stillwater and Woodbury, which are also Class 4A, Section 4 foes, are slated to meet again on May 17 in Stillwater.

Quinn Krueger (22) turns a double play for the Royals putting an end to a Ponies scoring threat in the top of the third inning. Woodbury would give up five runs in the fifth inning and fall 6-4 to Stillwater. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

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