By Jeremy McDonald
EUGENE, Ore.– The bats of the Cascade Little League team were on fire Saturday against Eugene #1.
Behind 27 hits and 38 Runs Batted In, Cascade dropped 46 runs and their defense permitted just 14 runs in both games combined.
“The boys are really hit the ball hard,” said Head Coach Chris Brown. “Working on fundamentals and keeping flat hands thru the zone. See the ball hit the ball. Most important they are being patient and hitting quality pitches and not chasing junk. The boys are really putting in a lot of effort.”
In game one, Dylan Wolf complied six RBIs on four hits to help his cause on the mound where he strucked out seven and allowed one earned run as the Cascade Little League scored 20 runs in the 23-7 victory.
In game two, Braxton Tucker complied four strikeouts in three innings and Sean Kenzie picked up five over the last two innings to allow their bats to score 18 in the first three innings.
Issac Schnepp scored four RBIs and Wolf and Brady Rasmussen both added three more RBIs to lead the way as Cascade tallied 13 hits in Game Two’s 23-7 victory to complete the sweep on Eugene #1.
“We practice Monday thru Friday unless we have a game for two hours,” said Brown. “We hit everyday. We do infield everyday. Boys are learning still but coming together as a team! I have a fantastic group of boys that love baseball.”
Though they dominated in both games, Brown keeps his team modest; keeping in mind that the game of baseball is bigger than what the scoreboard says.
“When we get up big we don’t steal or steal home on pass balls to show good sportsmanship also,” he said. “We never rub it in cause it will not do the game any good.”
Up next for Cascade Little League is Mid Valley Little League on Wednesday on the road.