Gehrig Schilling had just surrendered six runs to Braintree’s American Legion Post 86. The 6-5 loss last Sunday knocked his team out of the playoffs, and his career in a Medfield Legion Post 110 uniform was over.
But after the game, the lanky pitcher’s body language didn’t show an ounce of dismay; he was all smiles, shaking hands, and hugging his teammates.
“Obviously, the frustration is there at first when you have a bad outing and you’re not on your game, especially in the playoffs,” said the 19-year-old righty, who graduated from Medfield High School in 2013, and spent the last year at Bridgton Academy in Maine.
“But just sitting back in the dugout, it kind of sunk in that this was my last game as a Medfield baseball player, so I just tried to enjoy it.”
Then when he returned home, he could seek out advice from someone who knows a thing or two about both pitching and adversity: his father, former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling.
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