Not in the best-of-three Wooster Youth Baseball Minors 10U City Series that wrapped up Thursday night at Denton Fuller Field, where second-seeded
After clubbing 10 hits in Tuesday’s come-from-behind victory, the Legionnaires brought out the heavy metal again in Game 2, totaling 13 hits and leading from start to finish in the finale for players age 10 and younger. In general, the Legion squad boasted seven returning players and their overall savvy won out against the young
“From the beginning of the season, we expected to contend, and we really thought we could win it,” said winning head coach
Scoring five runs in the top of the first inning, which is the maximum number of runs allowed per inning through the first five frames of a 10U circuit contest, the Legion group didn’t have to be concerned with making a comeback like it did Tuesday when it fell behind 7-1 early, only to rally to an 11-8 decision.
“It was kind of nice to have a little bit more of a relaxing game tonight. It was actually one of the few like this we had all season,” Wheeler said.
After the first-inning outburst, Legion added three runs in the second inning and five more in the third to take a commanding 13-0 advantage.
Members of both teams wore happy smiles during the postgame trophy presentations. For
“It was a great season. I didn’t expect to be here with such a young team,” said Wayne head coach
Baxstrom’s bunch has a promising future. He said only
Also with three hits in the victory Thursday was Wheeler, who drove in two runs. Strock garnered a pair of RBIs as well, singling to right-center in the second inning.
Legion players with two hits apiece were
Held to just one hit Tuesday, Wayne managed two safeties Thursday – both infield singles by Anderson.
“Everybody improved,” Wheeler said. “It’s fun just getting to see them smile and enjoy having the victory. Everybody needs that in life, whether it’s in sports or anything. To stick with something and not give up when we were down Tuesday, to improve and go to practices and get better, and then to get the victory, I just like to see them smile. That’s what’s most fun about this season, seeing them accomplish things and take home a championship.”
Wheeler was quick to compliment Baxstrom for the job he did with his
“Today, our hitting wasn’t that great, but we still hung in there. I think hitting is where, overall, we improved the most this season,” said Baxstrom, whose