The Cedaredge Bruins took a couple of “Ls” this past week, but it is not slowing them down as coach Lonny Stroud says the team is back at work.
On Aug. 16, the Bruins played against the Montrose Indians in a doubleheader. They lost both games, 19-6 and 11-3. The game scheduled for Aug. 19 against Aspen game was rescheduled. This puts the team at 0-2 (0-0 in league play).
“Joe and Mike are Great coaches and Montrose is a very solid team,” said coach Lonny Stroud. “I know we are a very solid team also and when we got rid of the first game nerves we played like I know we can in that second game.”
Although the team did not win during the doubleheader, there were some stats the coach highlighted. Kayla Davis batted 1.00 and Larissa Cotten batted .667. According to Stroud, Ayralin Hoffbauer had some great putouts at first. Shaelyn Hunsberger and Kacey Walck both laid down beautiful bunts for RBIs with Elizabeth Galley pitching very well and was kept in that second game for five innings.
“This team is very focused and they are not happy with good, they want great so they showed up at Tuesday’s practice sore and tired but still did that extra lap, they stayed over to get that extra bucket of balls pitched to them,” Stroud said. “They know they can only control what is controllable so they went back to working on being Great and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Looking ahead, the Bruins play Delta 5 p.m. Aug. 24 in Delta. The Aspen game has been rescheduled for Oct. 5. A doubleheader in Cedaredge at 3 and 5 p.m.