4/16 Trojan BB vs. Chelan
Manson Sports Reporting
By Heidi Neal and Nancy Miller
GoLakeChelan ~ Manson School District
MANSON BASEBALL 1 @ CHELAN JV 11 (six innings)
Coach Hill reports….
We had some trouble getting going today, as Chelan took a 3-0 in their half of the first inning, right after we stranded a runner on third. Their three runs came on one hit, one error and one walk. Our bats never really got going today and we struggled in the field as we had at least one error in 5 of the 6 innings that we played.
Robbie Pittman started the game on the mound, but was hit in the mouth by the ball while he was on second base and had to leave the game and go get stitches. He was really pitching well as he had only given up 2 hits in his 3 innings of work.
Wade Gross came into the game and did a great job on the rubber. Gross stepped up big on short notice. Schuyler Neff had a great fielding play at short, just couldn't quite finish it with a tough throw. Nathan Coggins did a great job a first base, playing there for the first time this, but it won't be the last time he plays there because of the great job he did today. Leonel Castro had a great catch in center field, chasing down a well hit diving line drive. Castro also made a 2 great throws to Neff who made incredible thows to third to gun down one runner, and the other would have had another runner if the tag wasn't dropped. Willie Jones filled in nicely at third today making a couple plays.
Jordan Pittman continued to improve behind the plate while throwing out a base runner at third base. We also looking forward to next week when our newest addition to the team (freshmen Curtis McClellen) will be eligible to play against Soap Lake, we are hoping for big things from him and the experience he brings to our team.
The good thing about this team is that they are practicing hard and getting better during practice and as soon as they learn to put what they learn in practice into the games and really understand why we do certain things at certain times we could be a dangerous team when playoff time gets nearer, but first we must do the little things at the plate and on the bases.
Wade Gross: 1-3, double
Schuyler Neff: 0-3, 2 k's
Robbie Pittman: 0-0, 2 bb's
Devon Griffith: 0-1, k, run
Jordan Pittman: 0-3, 2 k, 1 roe
Nathan Coggins: 0-1, bb, hbp
Johnny Jones: 0-1, k, 2 bb
Willie Jones: 0-1, bb, hbp, rbi
Blake Calleson: played second base and had dh
Miguel Escalera: 0-3, fc, k
Leonel Castro: 0-3, 3 k