Baseball weather finally came to the Park on Saturday, just in time for a slugfest between two Rookie teams, Orange Crush and the Black Stallions. This season, the Rookie Division is playing coach pitch baseball. With coaches grooving pitches to their sluggers, it was not surprising to see the ball flying. When the dust finally settled, Orange Crush had won 24-10.
The Black Stallions, though, got off to a great start scoring six runs in the first inning. Frankie Gilfallan blasted a double and came around to score. But the big blow came from Morgan Anderson, who tripled. Morgan also played solid defense at the pitcher position.
No one was better on defense than Orange Crush catcher Mayan Covarrubias, who did not allow a pitch to get past her. Mayan also had hits in her first three at-bats, as the Black Stallions came roaring back with six runs in the first. Luke Thiese was another hitting star, knocking in two runs.
Meanwhile, the Black Stallions played tight defense holding the Orange Crush to eight runs over the last three innings. Issac Felder made an amazing play at the pitcher position, fielding a ground ball and tagging out a runner at home plate. Isaac and his teammates continued to get extra-base hits, scoring six runs in the second and third innings and adding two more in the fourth.
After the game, Orange Crush Head Coach Hector Covarrubias was proud of his players. So was Al Brown, Head Coach for the Black Stallions. His player wearing number 10 deserves special mention for his hitting. However, his name was not available at press time.