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Cubs Hold Off Powell to go 5-0 Over the Weekend

Written by on July 13, 2020

THE CODY CUBS BASEBALL TEAM CONCLUDED THE WEEKEND’S ACTION WITH A 16-10 WIN OVER POWELL AND WOUND UP GOING 5-0 IN THREE DAYS WHILE HOSTING THE CODY LIONS TOURNAMENT.

CODY PHILLIPS WOULD GET THE BATS ROLLING FOR THE CUBS AS HE LED OFF THE GAME VS. POWELL WITH A TRIPLE. PHILLIPS WOULD END THE DAY GOING 3-5 AT THE PLATE WITH TWO SINGLES TO GO ALONG WITH THE TRIPLE AND SCORED THREE RUNS.

PHILLIPS AFTERWARDS ON WHAT WAS WORKING FOR HIM AT THE PLATE.

YOU KNOW I THINK IT WAS A LOT, A LOT TO DO WITH CONFIDENCE. I CAME INTO TODAY FEELING REALLY CONFIDENT, NO WORRIES REALLY AND I THINK THAT HELPED ME A LOT.”

THE POWELL PIONEERS CAME TO PLAY ON SUNDAY SCORING 10 RUNS ON 14 HITS AND WOULD LEAD THE CUBS 10-7 ENTERING THE BOTTOM OF THE 5TH. THE CUBS WOULD POUR IN 5 RUNS IN THE FIFTH INNING HIGHLIGHTEED BY A DEVYN ENGDAHL 2 RBI SINGLE AND THE CUBS NEVER LOOKED BACK SCORING THE GAMES FINAL 9 RUNS TO EARN THE VICTORY.

TRISTAN BLATT WAS A FORCE AT THE PLATE FOR THE CUBS GOING 3-3 ON THE DAY WITH A PAIR OF HOME RUNS, HAD 3 RBI’S AND SCORED FOUR RUNS. IF YOU MISSED IT HERE IS THE CALL ON TRISTAN’S SECOND HOME RUN OF THE DAY.

AFTER THE GAME TRISTAN TALKS ABOUT THE TEAMS RESOLVE AND WHAT’S WORKING OFFENSIVELY.

EXACTLY THAT. LIKE WE JUST KEEP GOING. I KNOW WE HAD A LOT OF RUNS SCORED ON TWO OUTS AND THAT’S HUGE. DEFINITELY A BOOST FOR US. AND WE JUST HAD SOLID HITS WHEN WE HAD RUNNERS ON THE BAGS. SO THAT WAS WHAT WE REALLY NEEDED THAT GAME.”

THE CODY CUBS GOT THE CODY LIONS TOURNAMENT STARTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON HOSTING THE JACKSON GIANTS AND HAYDEN BRONNENBERG WOULD GO THE DISTANCE PITCHING 7 INNINGS IN THE 6-1 VICTORY.

IN THE SECOND GAME OF THE TOURNAMENT THE CUBS TOOK ON THE GILLETTE RUSTLERS AND WOULD COME AWAY WITH A 8-4 WIN.

IN THE FIRST GAME OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY THE CUBS SAW GILLETTE ONCE AGAIN AND THE RUSTLERS WOULD FIND THEMSELVES UP BY 7 RUNS AFTER TWO INNINGS OF PLAY BUT THE CODY CUBS BATS DIDN’T STAY SILENT FOR LONG. THE CUBS DROPPED IN 6 SECOND INNING RUNS AND 7 MORE IN THE 5TH TO DEFEAT GILLETTE 13-8. IN THE FINAL GAME OF THE DAY ON SATURDAY CODY PHILLIPS TOOK TO THE MOUND AND WOULD PITCH THE COMPLETE 7 INNINGS, GIVING UP 3 RUNS AND STRUCK OUT TWO ON 100 PITCHES.

PHILLIPS ON HIS MINDSET AND HOW CONFIDENCE BREEDS MOMENTUM.

I THINK IT DOES HELP. GOING A FULL GAME, HAVING A COMPLETE GAME UP ON THE MOUND, GIVING UP A FEW RUNS, I THINK THAT DID HELP WITH MY OVERALL CONFIDENCE. IT HELPED ME BECOME A BETTER PLAYER.”

FOLLOWING THE WEEKEND’S ACTION HEAD COACH OF THE CUBS BART GRENZ GIVES HIS THOUGHTS ON THE TEAM’S PERFORMANCE ESPECIALLY WHAT HE SAW AT THE PLATE.

I THINK PART OF THAT IS OUR KIDS KEEP A GREAT ATTITUDE AND GET AFTER THINGS. WE PREACH A LOT ABOUT HAVING AN APPROACH AND I THINK NO MATTER WHAT WAS GOING ON THOSE KIDS STAYED TRUE TO THEIR APPROACHES AND WHEN THEY DO THAT THEY’RE ABLE TO PUT THE BALL IN PLAY AND GET SOME STUFF GOING.”

AFTER THE GAME VS. POWELL CODY WELCOMES IN AN INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE TEAM TO THE STADIUM AND COACH GOES ON TO PREVIEW THIS WEEK’S ACTION.

WELL I’M INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT THIS TEAM’S LIKE. I’M ALSO INTERESTED TO SEE HOW OUR KIDS RESPOND TO IT. IT’S DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A LOT DIFFERENT. YOU DON’T QUITE KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. THESE KIDS ARE FROM ALL OVER. IT’LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THEY COME IN AND HOW THEY PLAY. HOW THEY CAN MELD A TEAM LIKE THAT, KIDS THAT DON’T PLAY WITH EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME OR EVEN GO TO SCHOOL TOGETHER.”

WITH THE FIVE WINS OVER THE WEEKEND CODY IMPROVES TO 29-13 ON THE SEASON. THEY’VE WON 12 STRAIGHT GAMES, 20 OF THEIR LAST 21 AND 25 OF THEIR LAST 29.

UP NEXT: CODY WILL TRAVEL TO POWELL FOR A SINGLE CONFERENCE GAME ON MONDAY. FIRST PITCH SCHEDULED FOR 5PM. POST GAME INTERVIEW WITH CODY PHILLIPS, TRISTAN BLATT AND COACH GRENZ LISTED BELOW.


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