VAN VLECK LEOPARDS…POUND OUT 15 HITS – SCORE 9 RUNS IN DISTRICT OPENER…LOSE TO EDNA.
VAN VLECK LEOPARDS…POUND OUT 15 HITS – SCORE 9 RUNS IN DISTRICT OPENER…LOSE TO EDNA.
Mike Kelly

28-3A DISTRICT BASEBALL OPENED UP THIS FRIDAY FOR OUR LOCAL TEAMS…AND THE VAN VLECK LEOPARDS WENT TO WORK AT THE PLATE, IMMEDIATELY…9 RUNS, 15 HITS – 5 OF THE 15 HITS WERE DOUBLES AND TRIPLES…SOUNDS LIKE A WINNING FORMULA…NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND…THE LEOPARDS WALKED 10 EDNA COWBOYS, MADE 3 FIELDING ERRORS, GAVE UP 9 HITS OF THEIR OWN…WHICH LED TO 12 RUNS FOR THE COWBOYS…THE LEOPARDS DROPPED THEIR DISTRICT OPENER…12 -9…

TO WIN ON THIS LEVEL … A TEAM MUST CONSISTENTLY DO THREE THINGS…HIT THE BASEBALL, FIELD THE BASEBALL, THROW THE BASEBALL – BETTER THAN THEIR OPPONENT…THE LEOPARDS CAME REALLY CLOSE THIS PAST FRIDAY NIGHT…BY THE LOOKS OF THIS YEARS’ SQUAD, THE REST OF THE SEASON COULD BE VERY PROMISING…

COLTON CARRION EARNED THE LOSS FRIDAY NIGHT…KASON KLUMP RELIEVED CARRION IN THE 6TH INNING…FOLLOWED BY CADE NOSTER…WHO FINISHED THE GAME FOR THE LEPS…CARRION DID A TREMENDOUS JOB FOR VAN VLECK…JUST CAME UP A LITTLE SHORT.

COLTON CARRION, JEREMIAH SMITH, TRAVIS KOLIBA, PRUETT SCHULZ, LANDEN WARD, EASTON BROWN, KAMERON WIED, MATT REED, AND CADE NOSTER ALL ADDED TO THE HIT / RUN TOTAL…CARRION WAS PERFECT AT THE PLATE...(4 FOR 4) / SMITH SMASHED 2 DOUBLES / KOLIBA HIT A DOUBLE AND TRIPLE / SHULZ ALSO HAD 2 HITS…KAMERON WIED REACHED BASE 4 TIMES FOR THE LEOPARDS…

VAN VLECK HOSTS TIDEHAVEN, March 27, 2017, TUESDAY NIGHT - 7PM…THE LEOPARDS ARE HUNGRY FOR THEIR 1ST DISTRICT VICTORY OF THE YEAR…