Northwestern topples Gilbert in varsity baseball

Left, Northwestern’s Vinny Tancreti notched nine strikeouts in the team’s 3-1 victory over Gilbert on April 22. Right, Gilbert’s Ryan Sholtis pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts. Photos by Jesse Williams

WINSTED — In an early-season matchup of two league favorites, crosstown rivals The Gilbert School (2-2) and Northwestern Regional High School (3-1) faced off on Monday, April 17, at Northwestern, with the Highlanders scratching out an eventual 3-1 victory.

Northwestern righty Vinny Tancreti out-dueled Yellowjacket’s senior ace Ryan Sholtis, not allowing a baserunner after the first inning en route to a three-hit, nine-strikeout complete-game victory.

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