Manson Baseball May 3rd vs. Brewster
From Coach Bill Thompson
The Manson baseball team enjoyed a home game against the Bears of Brewster on a wet and chilly day at Singleton Field. The grass was slick and coaches were busy toweling off baseballs to try and keep them dry all game. The Trojans only suited nine players, and the double header lasted over 4 hours altogether and certainly was a test of the Trojan’s endurance.
Manson sent senior Curtis McClellan to the mound to face the hard hitting Bears. It was very difficult to pitch in the rain and wet conditions and the ball was very slick. The Bears scored many runs, but the defense never gave in and played hard until the end. Junior Travis Pittman pitched in relief and débuted his new side arm pitching style which was very effective. Eighth grader Chris McFadden started the second game, and like McClellan, faced a hard hitting team of Bears. Travis Pittman made his second appearance of the afternoon in relief and helped end a long inning where the Trojans struggled to find outs.
However, the big story of the afternoon was the diamond in the ruff--Josh “the Ace” Davis, who made his season debut on the mound for the Trojans. Davis, a freshman, has been working hard on his pitching mechanics and improving his confidence as well as his location and velocity in practice. He was surprised to get the call in the 5th inning and asked “are you serious?” as he trotted in from right field to take the mound. Davis pitched very well and recorded the final out of the inning after he gloved a hot shot that was hit hard back to him and he made a fine throw to first.
The Trojan offense was quiet as the Bear’s tough pitching was too overpowering. Trojans who had hits were Chris McFadden, Luis Vazquez (double), and Curtis McClellan.
Manson is home at Singleton Field for a double header and Senior Night on their final game of the year on Tuesday, May 8th against Bridgeport; our three seniors Luis Vazquez, Curtis McClellan, and Bryce Glore will be honored prior to the game, first pitch 3:35 p.m.