The Cody Legion baseball team worked hard for its runs in its second game of the tournament Friday, with six or its eight runs against Gillette coming with two outs.
The Cubs worked hard for their runs in their second game Friday, with six of their eight runs against Gillette coming with two outs.
“That’s the confidence piece,” Johnston said. “Everyone on the team is solid at the plate and everyone can hit with two outs. We don’t let up.”
With Gillette leading 1-0 in the first, Cody Phillips hit a double and back-to-back walks loaded the bases. Phillips scored on an error by the catcher and Engdahl then hit a two-run single to make it 3-1.
The Cubs added a run in the second on a single by Jared Grenz, but the Rustlers kept it close, scoring one in the third.
Cody also scored two in the third and fifth.
The Cubs played some solid defense as well, with Blatt making a difficult diving catch in left, and Tyler Grenz and McCarten turning a double play to end the game.
Cody finished with 11 hits. Engdahl went 2-3, Cody Phillips 2-4 and Bronnenberg 1-1.
Dominic Phillips pitched 4 innings, giving up four runs on six hits.
“Dominic pitched well,” coach Grenz said. “It was good to see him go out and work hard at becoming a pitcher.”
Johnston threw 2 innings, allowing one hit and Jared Grenz pitched one inning and gave up no hits.
“I thought Ethan did a great job in relief and Jared did a nice job closing out the game,” coach Grenz said.