By Tim Chambers
Coach Donald Greer was grinning like a possum after Tuesdays big win over the Marlins. His Dodgers defeated the Fish 19-3 and took over sole possession of first place in the major league race.
The return of two key players from the middle school baseball team has made his squad stronger than a 50-gallon drum of super glue.
Petie Pavusek and Timothy Grindstaff made their presence felt in Tuesdays victory. So did Stacy Greer who knocked the cover off the baseball. It was something that Coach Greer has been waiting to see. The trio combined has definitely made the Dodgers a much better baseball team.
Its great to have Petie and Timothy back in our lineup, said Greer. Petie is the type of player that makes our league better and Timothy is that caliber of player too. Weve had some kids step up and play well while they were out. Its been a total team effort.
One player that has stepped up is Greers son, Stacy. He amassed the crowd with four hits, including two triples. Petie Pavusek and Grindstaff provided two base hits and two walks each. Payton Pavusek swatted two hits and scored three times. Jacob Barnes delivered a single and scored twice. Ezra Howard and Austin Campbell would cross the plate two times each.
Greer was happy with the hitting but he took time to praise his third baseman, Ethan Icenhour.
He made two great plays in the fifth inning that saved a bunch of runs, added Greer. It helps when you get a performance like that.
Another performance that helped was the relief pitching of Petie Pavusek. He came on in relief for Grindstaff after the first inning and pitched four strong innings allowing only one run. He retired the Marlins on five pitches in the fifth due to Icenhours web gems. Greer expects them to continue this type of play.
These kids we have love coming to the ball field, said Greer. They all want to be good. This is a great group of players we have.
Zach Parsons had three hits for the Marlins. Seth Conder provided a double. Anthony Hall and Noah Back added singles.
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By Tim Chambers