COCHRANE – The Cochrane Crush played back-to-back games on Saturday (July 18) on home turf at the Matt Krol Memorial Park ball diamonds.
Game one, against Foothills Little League, turned into a very competitive game in the later innings.
The Crush got started early scoring three runs consecutively in the second, third and fourth innings while keeping the Foothills batters from scoring a single run.
The Foothills boys soon found their stride though. They managed to score two runs in the top of the fifth and held the Crush’s batters to zero in the bottom of that same inning.
Try as they might, with several batters connecting and fielding runners, the Crush couldn’t find an answer for the Foothills’ defence.
The Calgary boys managed to score one more in the top of the sixth, but it was too little too late to catch the boys in orange.
The Crush, wanting to stay fresh for the afternoon game, declined to field batters in the bottom of the sixth, closing the game out at a score of 9-3 for Cochrane.
The kids arrived “amped up” and ready to play said Crush head coach Corey O’How.
“The kids played great,” he said of Saturday’s back-to-back games. “We’re starting to come around, our batters are getting going, which is always our strong suit.”
Crush’s batters really found a groove in Saturday’s late game against the Calgary Centennial Little League baseball club.
The boys scored 15 and managed to hold the Centennial team to only 1 run.
The Cochrane Crush plays again on Saturday (July 25) in Calgary at the John Laurie ball diamonds.