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Cubs Down Crush in Extras for State Title

Written by on August 6, 2020

THE CODY CUBS DROPPED IN 9 OF THEIR 12 RUNS IN THE FINAL THREE INNINGS AND HELD OFF A CASPER COMEBACK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING TO DEFEAT THE CRUSH AND CLAIM THE WYOMING LEGION BASEBALL STATE A CHAMPIONSHIP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN POWELL. IF YOU MISSED IT, HERE’S HOW THE GAME ENDED.

THE CUBS WOULD FALL BEHIND 3-0 EARLY IN THE FIRST AND BATTLED BACK TO TIE THINGS UP IN THE TOP OF THE THIRD ONLY TO HAVE CASPER ANSWER IN THE BOTTOM HALF. CASPER LED 7-3 AFTER THREE INNINGS OF PLAY.

IT WOULD TAKE SOME TIME BUT THE BATS CAUGHT FIRE IN THE 6TH FOR THE CUBS. CODY PHILLIPS STARTED THE RALLY IN THE TOP OF THE 6TH WITH AN RBI DOUBLE AND TWO BATTERS LATER JARED GRENZ BROUGHT IN TWO MORE WITH A DOUBLE OF HIS OWN. DEVYN ENGDAHL TIED THINGS UP WITH A BASES LOADED WALK.

IN EXTRAS THE CUBS TOOK OVER SCORING 5 RUNS IN THE TOP OF THE EIGHTH WITH JARED GRENZ’S RBI DOUBLE PROVING TO BE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE CUBS CHAMPIONSHIP WIN.

AFTER THE GAME COACH GRENZ TALKED THE TEAMS RESILIENCY AND ABILITY TO FIGHT.

“WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT BEING TOUGH, YOU KNOW, HANDLING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY, HANDLING THE UPS AND DOWNS. DON’T JUMP ON THE ROLLER COASTER BUT STAY OFF OF THAT. OUR KIDS DID A WONDERFUL JOB TODAY. YOU GOTTA HAND IT TO THEM. THEY’RE GREAT YOUNG MEN. I THINK THEY’RE LEARNING A LOT ABOUT LIFE. THIS TOURNAMENT WAS AWESOME.”

TYLER GRENZ WAS SPECTACULAR FOR THE CUBS TAKING TO THE MOUND IN THE THIRD INNING OF ACTION AND PITCHED THE REMAINING 5.2 INNINGS, GIVING UP 7 HITS, 3 RUNS (2 EARNED) AND STRUCK OUT 1 TO PICK UP THE WIN.

OFFENSIVELY THE GRENZ BROTHERS, ALONG WITH DEVYN ENGDAHL LED THE WAY WITH TWO BASE HITS A PIECE, COMBINED FOR 9 RBI’S AND SCORED 4 RUNS.

THIS IS CODY’S 5TH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE LAST 7 YEARS. THE CODY CUBS WITH THE WIN FINISH THE SEASON WITH A RECORD OF 42-17.

THIS STORY WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED. BELOW YOU CAN LISTEN TO POST GAME INTERVIEWS WITH COACH GRENZ, ALONG WITH JARED, HAYDEN, ETHAN AND TRISTAN.

IF YOU MISSED ANY OF THE ACTION OR WOULD LIKE TO RELIVE THE GLORY HERE IS A REPLAY OF THE TITLE GAME FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE.


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