By Drew Terhall
GREENVILLE — The Greenville American Legion Put up 140 18U baseball staff dropped a sport in opposition to Munice Put up 19, 6-2, at Sater Heights Park on July 5.
It was a 2-2 tie sport after the primary inning. Aiden Psczulkoski had a RBI double within the first and Bryce Blumenstock walked in a run.
However after just a few defensive errors from Greenville, Muncie capitalized with a run within the third and three runs within the fourth. Head coach Chad Henry mentioned that they had some failures on protection on this sport, however hopes the staff can fail ahead.
The staff is just not going to be excellent, however Henry desires his staff to study from it and transfer ahead.
“I feel the youngsters are assured in what they’re doing, however typically they get down on themselves. Baseball is a metaphor for all times. You’re going to fail, you bought to return again from it,” Henry mentioned.
Greenville couldn’t get a lot happening the bottom pads after the primary inning. They couldn’t make a lot strong contact on the plate.
The staff did play higher total within the final three innings of the sport. The protection made just a few performs, together with Blumenstock taking away just a few hits from his third base place.
Henry was proud of how his pitchers seemed on this sport. Alex Kolb began and pitched 5 innings. Henry mentioned Kolb was efficient with how he blended speeds. He additionally mentioned Kolb has advanced from being a little bit of a scorching head excessive schooler who would throw fastballs when he obtained mad right into a extra savvy veterans who’s attacking hitter utilizing his offspeed pitches extra.
After Kolb was Hudson Fasnact. He pitched the final two innings and stored Muncie off the scoreboard.
Henry mentioned Fasnact had just a few tough outing previous to right this moment, however bounced again in a giant method on this sport.
“It’s arduous to consider the child is 16 years outdated, simply turned it, and he’s out right here dealing with 18-19 12 months outdated children. He was superior tonight,” Henry mentioned. “We work lots on ensuring now we have two pitches once we exit. We’d like that to place away hitters and he’s been actually good about it.”
The staff additionally had the possibility to honor veterans and the legion by inviting them out to the sector for a pre-game ceremony. They introduced every veteran on the sector, performed Faucets and had a dwell nationwide anthem. The staff additionally wore particular camo jerseys with the title of a veteran on the again.
Henry mentioned the staff is glad they have been capable of honor the veterans and the legion earlier than the sport.
“We needed to discover a strategy to honor the veterans. A number of occasions, we put on the Put up 140 on our chest, we play legion baseball however I really feel like there’s conditions we might attempt to perform a little bit extra, attempt to educate our youth on doing that,” Henry mentioned.
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