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Ethan Johnston rounds third in a game earlier this week. 

The Cody Legion baseball team and Sheridan combined for 44 hits in a high-scoring, nine-inning game on Sunday.

The Cubs ended up victorious, winning 22-15 in its final regular season game.

“Offensively we’re on a roll,” coach Bart Grenz said. “Our kids are waiting for a pitch in their zone and we didn’t miss many barrels.”

On Friday the Cubs traveled to Jackson and defeated the host team and Madison out of Rexburg, Idaho, to improve to 35-15. They are on a five-game winning streak.

“It’s great momentum for our team,” Jack Schroeder said. “We’re playing really good baseball and we can’t wait for the state tournament.”

Cody finished first in conference and hosts the West District Tournament this weekend.

“I think districts will go really well,” Tyler Grenz said. “I think we will be able to go out there and play like we have been to get a good seed in state.”

At Sheridan, the Troopers took a 1-0 lead in the second, but Cody scored four in the third and didn’t trail again. In the inning Ethan Johnston walked and scored on a triple by Jared Grenz. Three more walks and a hit batter made it 2-1 and two more scored on a single by Hayden Bronnenberg.

Cody added a run in the fourth when Tristan Blatt was hit by a pitch and scored on a triple by Tyler Grenz. 

Two runs by Sheridan in the bottom of the inning made it 5-3, but Cody created a nice cushion with six in the fifth. Grady McCarten, Bronnenberg, Jared Grenz, Devyn Engdahl and Schroeder had singles in the inning, while Johnston and Tyler Grenz hit doubles. 

After adding a run in the sixth, added four in the sixth, which included solo home runs by Tyler Grenz and Schroeder. 

“It felt amazing, and I hope I can keep it up throughout the rest of the season,” Schroeder said of his second home run this year.

Sheridan scored one in the sixth and five in the seventh to pull within six. 

“We didn’t get down on ourselves, we stayed with it, and we had faith in one another to get those runs back,” Schroeder said.

Six singles and a three-run homer by Tristan Blatt in the eighth again extended the lead to put Cody up 22-9.

Sheridan scored six in the bottom of the frame, but both teams went scoreless in the ninth. 

“We strung a whole lot of hits together. We threw strikes, made routine plays and we did an amazing job on keeping our energy up even when they had a big inning,” Jack Schroeder said.

At the plate, Johnston, Jared Grenz and Schroeder went 3-5, Tyler Grenz and Engdahl 3-6, Chance Moss 2-2, McCarten 2-3 and Bronnenberg 2-4. 

Cody sent four pitchers to the mound. Schroeder went 3 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits. 

“I didn’t have my best stuff today,” he said. “I just tried to roll ground balls to my teammates, but overall it was a good outing.”

Blatt earned the win, going 2 2/3 innings and allowing one run on three hits. Moss pitched 1 inning and gave up five runs, none earned, on two hits. Johnston went 2 innings and allowed six runs, two earned, on seven hits.

“We tried to get more arms on the mound so we have kids rested for the district tournament,” coach Grenz said. “All the pitchers did a good job competing.

 

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