The Ottumwa Courier


July 2, 2013

No. 12 Rockets handle Cardinal, 7-1


“Running the bases has a lot to do with speed, but I think I’ve learned to instinctively read plays too,” said Alexander.

The Comets got to Hopkins for back-to-back hits with one out in the sixth as Lindsey Davis’ single was followed by a double from Alexis Adam. The confident Rocket defense got out of the inning by pulling off a 1-3-2 double play.

EBF took advantage of another Comet error to score three unearned runs in the sixth, to close out the scoring. Sadie Baugher led off with a double and, with two outs, Boyer and Alexander again had back-to-back hits.

“I’ve played lots of lower level games but this team makes it easy to be a part of because the older players really have helped me fit in,” the outgoing eighth-grader Boyer said.

Alexander’s third hit drove in the last two runs to put No. 12 (2A) EBF up by six. After starting the inning-ending double play in the sixth, Hopkins polished off Cardinal by retiring the Comets in order in the seventh.

“I really have worked on being more patient and that helps me see the ball longer and better,” said Alexander. “I feel like I’m really squaring up a lot of balls to hit.”

Both teams have full weeks with tough games remaining to wrap up the regular season. Harter talked about his Comets (14-13) week ahead.

“We have four or five tough games this week,” Harter said. We have a couple of tough conference games (starting with a game at home against Central Lee tonight) and two tough games in the Ottumwa Classic. We are getting enough hitting, but our defense will be crucial.”

EBF did not get their week off to a great start Monday, falling to Moravia 3-1. The 12th-ranked (2A) Rockets (22-7) also have to travel to Osceolathis week to take on Clarke in a battle of two teams seperated by one game in the South Central Conference.

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