Saturday, April 7, 2007

Calvary-Shreve game was an event

OK, so the matchup of Austin Ross and Randy Zeigler didn't produce as many goose-eggs as we thought we'd see.

In hindsight, everyone who thought along the same pattern as myself -- great pitcher's duel -- shorted the Calvary and Shreve offenses. But the story of the game was probably the atmosphere.

It was COLD Sunday. Bone-chilling cold, especially for an April Saturday. But there was one of the biggest crowds to see a high school baseball game in recent memory huddled around Gator Field. The throng was two-deep down the fences and got to see one of the better regular-season games you'll see.

Calvary and Zeigler battled all day, trading punches with Ross and his more experienced Gators mates. In the end, the experience paid off as Captain Shreve senior Clint Ewing snapped a late tie with the game-winning hit.

Speaking of experience, Calvary will be the better for this game, especially when playoff time rolls around. The Cavaliers won't see an arm like Ross' in Class 1A and they have the next closest one in Zeigler.


Blogger foraone said...

Calvary coach Traweek left Zeigler in for 125 pitches through 6 innings on a cold day... in a losing game. Parkway coach(Bryant)lets Cooksey throw 140 pitches in a game a week ago vs ,, now he can't lift his arm. Where is the sanity in these coaches? These are still kids/young men.. both these atrocities happened in losing games? How do they qualify these decisions? Hopefully Zeigler has no lasting effects from throwing so many pitches.. Cooksey can't make the same claim. In public schools principles decide on coaches.. the same in private schools??
Both Huffman and Hearron need to sit up and take notice.

April 9, 2007 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger foraone said...

Traweek lets Zeigler throw 125 pitches in6 innings in the a losing game. Rick Bryant lets Cooksey throw 140 pitches in a losing game a week a losing game. Where is the sanity? Is winning worth hurting a young man's future??
Both coaches are irresponsible and could hurt these guys. Cooksey can hardly lift this arm..hopefully Zeigler has no lasting effects from Saturday.

April 9, 2007 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Dan Swannon said...

I can attest to the quality of Capt Shreve. My grandson goes to Ruston and the Gators beat Ruston three times this year and Ruston has a darn good team. Each timel the Gators won was with a different pitcher. Ross no-hit Ruston. Then it was Carrier and Garcia. A win is a win whether it be by 1 or ten.

April 12, 2007 at 9:17 AM  

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