Cody Cubs Season Opener Tonight

Written by on June 2, 2020

TODAY, THE CODY CUBS WILL BEGIN THEIR QUEST FOR A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. AFTER MONTHS OF UNCERTAINTY ABOUT A LEGION BASEBALL SEASON EVEN BEING PLAYED THE CODY CUBS WILL HIT THE DIAMOND TONIGHT FOR THEIR FIRST GAME OF 2020. LAST YEAR THE CUBS FINISHED THE SEASON 46-16 AND WON A GAME AT THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. HEADING INTO 2020 THE TEAM IS ENERGIZED, EXCITED AND AND ENTHUSIASTIC. HEAD COACH BART GRENZ TALKS ABOUT WHAT IT’S LIKE FOR THE CUBS TO OPEN THE 2020 SEASON ON THEIR HOME FIELD.

“IT’S FABULOUS FOR US. WE LOOK TO PUT ON A GOOD SHOW FOR THE CODY PEOPLE. WE THINK WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A BIG CROWD. IT’S SOMETHING TO DO FOR EVERYBODY THAT’S BEEN IN ISOLATION AND HOPEFULLY THEY COME DOWN AND SHOW UP.”

EARLY IN THE SEASON KEEPING EVERYONE HEALTHY WILL BE A TOP PRIORITY. WITH THAT BEING SAID COACH GRENZ LAYS OUT HIS PLANS FOR THE PITCHING ROTATION, ESPECIALLY EARLY ON.

“WITH OUR PITCHING RULES, IT’S KIND OF A JUGGLING MATCH. WE’LL TRY TO GET AT LEAST 10 GUYS TO THE MOUND. SOME OF THEM WILL GET MULTIPLE APPEARANCES. WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT WITH OUR PITCH COUNTS.”

THE CUBS WILL BE ABLE TO RELY HEAVY ON EXPERIENCE AS THEY RETURN EIGHT ALL-STATE/ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS FROM A YEAR AGO. COACH GRENZ ALLUDES TO THAT BENEFIT.

“I THINK IT’S GOING TO WORK OUT ALRIGHT. WE RETURN A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. THE KIDS SHOULD KNOW HOW TO PLAY TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER. SO WE’VE PRE-PLANNED THESE FIRST FOUR GAMES AND WE’LL SEE WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.”

AS FOR WHAT COACH IS LOOKING FOR OUT OF THE PLAYERS AS THEY GET SET TO PLAY SEVEN GAMES IS SIX DAYS.

“JUST THAT WE DON’T PRESS. WE WANT THEM TO GO OUT AND HAVE FUN, WE WANT THE KIDS TO COMMUNICATE A LOT, SETTLE EACH OTHER DOWN, HANDLE THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THE GAME.”

AND TONIGHT’S GAMES AGAINST BILLINGS WILL MARK THE FIRST LIVE SPORTING EVENT IN CODY SINCE THE END OF THE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON.

“YEAH, IT’S BEEN QUITE A STRETCH OF NO ATHLETICS OR ACTIVITIES FOR ANYBODY. I THINK PEOPLE ARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO GO OUT AND SEE SOME PEOPLE. YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, KEEP THE SOCIAL DISTANCING TO STAY SAFE BUT I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE FUN.”

IT’S THE CODY CUBS SEASON OPENER TONIGHT AS THEY HOST THE BILLINGS CARDINALS FOR A DOUBLE HEADER BEGINNING AT 5PM. JOIN MYSELF ALONG WITH MAC MOREY FOR ALL THE PLAY-BY-PLAY ACTION. PRE-GAME GETS UNDERWAY AT 4:40PM.


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