By Jeremy McDonald
TURNER, Ore.– After a few slow games, the bats of the Cascade Little League’s Junior team finally came around versus South Salem Tuesday night at Turner City Park.
The bats were producing hits as Dillon Wolf and crew started hitting early and hit often versus the South Salem team against them.
“It was just awesome, that first inning, we got 10, 12 runs, and then we got a lot of confidence,” said Wolf as the eighth-grader had roughly six RBIs in the game.
And they carried that confidence throughout the rest of the game and used it especially-well with just nine players for Tuesday’s game.
This did create a challenge on pitching as Issac Schenpp walked out to the mound for the bottom of the first as his team will go as far as his arm can take him and his team.
And boy, did he come through as he accepted the challenge of putting the team on his back. Battling through a bouncing line-drive to the knee in the second inning, he put the team on his back and struck out six batters in the five-inning game.
Schnepp just credits his defense behind him in helping him out.
“Well, the team did help me out, we all did good,” said Schnepp.”But I don’t know, having a good defense behind me helps.”
Though they were some hiccups along the way in the win resulting in extra base-runners; but Head Coach Chris Brown’s crew know that practice will help correct that over the next couple of days leading up to their next game on May 30 at Holland Field versus Parrish Little League.
“We need to focus up, work hard in practice,” said Schnepp on how they can improve moving forward.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald