Sunday, July 15, 2012
State Baseball Game 2....
So, I'm about as far behind as can be, so I'm going to try and catch up over the next couple days. Stamford was playing in unknown territory having made it to the state finals for the first time after coming up short in the team's two previous trips to the state tournament. So, for the third year in a row, they were either going to win it all or lose to the eventual state champion.
The game didn't turn out the way the players were hoping for though. They lost to Fayettville 10-0, getting mercy ruled in the fifth inning. It was kind of an odd game though. They finished the game without any of the players striking out and even got some runners on base, but they couldn't string together enough hits to score some runners. And, in the field they were making uncharacteristic errors. Plus Fayettville was getting hits of their own and those balls were falling. Obviously the ending wasn't what the team was hoping for, but the good news is 7 of the 9 starters are returning next year and the team's best hitter was hurt most of the season and when he did play, he could only DH. So, a team made up of almost all juniors and sophomores at least has a really bright future ahead of it.