Area Distributors Area Player of the Week: Brown County’s Gabe Blakeley


Brown County senior Gabe Blakeley and the Hornets are off to a 7-0 start with Blakeley hitting .519 after going 7 for 10 in his last three games. Submitted photo

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Gabe Blakeley’s success and the 7-0 start for the Brown County baseball team are going hand-in-hand.

In his last three games, Blakeley has gone 7 for 10 with five runs scored, four RBIs and three doubles as the Hornets outscored their opponents 38-2 in that stretch. That included a 4-for-4 effort with two runs, two RBIs and two doubles in a 12-2 victory over JAcksonville Routt in Western Illinois Valley Conference action.

Blakeley also earned the pitching victory against the Rockets, allowing two runs and five hits while striking out five and walking two.

Overall, the senior is hitting ,519 with 12 runs scored, 10 RBIs and four doubles.

Blakeley is this week’s Area Distributors Area Player of the Week.

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