By Jeremy McDonald
SILVERTON, Ore.– As we enter the first week of games and live action, South Salem got to see the talent they had a day before the games start counting as they faced Dallas and Silverton in some jamboree action on the road in two three-inning scrimmages.
The defense was great, holding the Dragons and the Foxes to no runs in the scrimmages while their offense produced nine total runs in the two scrimmages Monday afternoon.
Head Coach Max Price thought his team did well the first time out in building some momentum for Tuesday’s game versus Sheldon and Thursday’s game versus Tigard.
“I thought base-running wise, just being aggressive was a big deal. A handful of guys swung the ball pretty well, I had a few guys walked and hit but I thought we getting momentum going with some hits together,” Price said. “I thought pitchers did a good job. Defense I thought we did good, good time to get sharp.”
Ryan Brown, Elijah Enomoto-Haole, Aaron Zavala and Sean Alvarado all pitched in the scrimmage with Alvarado striking out five in two innings of work as Brown struck out two in his inning of work with Enomoto-Haole and Zavala striking out one in their inning of work.
Weather permitting for Tuesday’s game at home at 5pm, the scrimmage served as a tool to see how they can improve upon as they enter the regular season.
“We need to get our foot down quicker, definitely,” said Nick Raska, who had a lead-off double to center field versus Dallas Monday. “Get the foot down and keep it down, don’t let up on teams because if you let down on teams that’s when they get up on you.”
Photos By Jeremy McDonald