As of Monday, March 12, 2018
GRANDVIEW It took the Greyhounds six innings to get into the swing of things here March 10 and, when they did, they exploded for 16 runs in 7-3, 13-3 baseball split with Cle Elum.
“We had the first game jitters; we couldn’t get the bat on the ball,” coach Joe Mora said.
Until the seventh inning of the first game, that is. The Greyhounds closed the losing gap to 7-3 against the Warriors with three runs.
After warming up at the end of the first game, Grandview heated up for a five-inning second-game win. The ‘Hounds scored two runs in the first inning, three in the second, four in the third and four in the fourth to end the contest early.
The first featured doubles by Hunter Kleinow and Nolan Monahan. Joel Bogadillo plated Kleinow with a single, and Monahan drove in Bogadillo.
The second inning was the Mason Dion show. He drove in two runners who had walked, and then stole home.
In the third, Monahan drove in two runs with a triple and scored on a Justin Tobin sacrifice fly. Isaac Dean finished the inning with a RBI.
Mora said his boys got their backs up after the first-game doldrums.
“In the first game we played like we were afraid to make a mistake; we didn’t pressure their defense when we were on the bases,” he said. “In the second game we ran the bases really well and came up with timely hits.”
The Greyhounds open the CWAC season at 11 a.m. on March 17 at Ephrata.