Ottumwa will try to bounce back today in the double-elimination tourney when it faces Oskaloosa at 1 p.m. If the boys are are successful, they will play later today at 6 p.m.
“To bounce back and get a W we have to regain our confidence,” Kennedy said. “We had confidence in the early part of the game, but in the latter part we just kind of lost it all. With confidence comes momentum and with momentum comes victories every single time.”
“We just have to put this one behind us and look ahead and fix what we did wrong,” Spencer Fuller added.
When asked what needed fixing, Spencer said: “We had some pretty bad swings today.”
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Charleston 10, Ottumwa 0
Char 054 10 — 10 13 0
Ottu 000 00 — 0 3 2
Charleston battery — Doug Still (W) (5IP, 3H, 8K, 1BB), Cody Payne catching.
Hits — Chase Young 1-for-3, Caleb McCord 2-for-3, Tyler Anderson 1-for-4, Payne 1-for-2, Brad Potts 1-for-2, Cord Sheehy 2-for-3, Jared Walker 2-for-3, Still 3-for-3.
RBI — Young, McCord 4, Payne 2, Walker, Still.
Runs — Young 2, Brad Potts, Sheehy 2, Walker 3, Still 2.
Ottumwa battery — Cody Miller (L) (2IP, 8H, 7R, 5ER, 1K), Jacob Black (3IP, 5H, 3R, 5K 1BB) Seth Staton catching.
Hits — Christian Bambrook 1-for-1, Spencer Fuller 1-for-2, Brennon Elder 1-for-1.