Cubs to Host Five Games this Weekend

Written by on June 5, 2020

THE CODY CUBS HAVE OFFICIALLY HIT THE DIAMOND FOR 2020. THEY BEGAN REGULAR SEASON PLAY TUESDAY HOSTING THE BILLINGS CARDINALS AND WOUND UP SPLITTING THE DOUBLE HEADER. NOW THAT THE CUBS HAVE SEEN SOME GAME ACTION I CAUGHT UP WITH HEAD COACH BART GRENZ AND HE GIVES HIS ASSESSMENT OF THOSE CONTESTS.

“WELL IT WAS GREAT TO GET THOSE GAMES OUT OF THE WAY. SEE WHAT INTENSITY WE HAVE TO BRING TO THE FIELD AND THOSE AREAS WE NEED TO IMPROVE ON THE MOST. I WAS PLEASED AT THE KIDS FOR THEIR COMPETITIVE FIRE AND HOW THEY BATTLED. WE JUST NEED TO KEEP WORKING ON THE SKILLS AND FOCUS ON EACH INDIVIDUAL.”

UP NEXT FOR THE CODY CUBS THEY WILL BE PLAYING FIVE GAME IN THREE DAYS STARTING TODAY ALL AT HOME. THIS WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CODY AS THEY’RE SET TO SEE SEVERAL DIFFERENT STYLES OF PLAY.

“IT’S GOOD. WE PLAY THREE QUALITY OPPONENTS THIS WEEKEND, FIVE GAMES IN THREE DAYS. IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT TEST FOR US AND WE’RE REALLY GOING TO SEE WHAT WE’RE MADE OF. I THINK GOING INTO NEXT WEEK IT’S GOING TO MAKE US A LITTLE BIT BETTER. HAVING CONFERENCE GAMES SO EARLY NEXT WEEK, I THINK THIS WEEKEND WILL JUST PREPARE US FOR THOSE.”

AS FOR WHAT THE COACHING STAFF IS LOOKING FOR THIS WEEKEND, THIS MANY GAMES CONTINUES TO HELP THEM EVALUATE THE ROSTER.

“WELL, WE’RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE KIDS FIT, BOTH DEFENSIVELY AND OFFENSIVELY. SO WE’LL JUST CONTINUE TO EVALUATE THEM AND TRY TO, AS COACHES, PIECE THE PUZZLE TOGETHER SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO PUT A BETTER PRODUCT ON THE FIELD EACH AND EVERY TIME OUT.”

WITH THAT SAID THE CUBS ROSTER IS FULL OF TALENT AND COACH GRENZ ADDS TO THE BENEFIT OF HAVING MULTIPLE PLAYERS THAT CAN PLAY MULTIPLE POSITIONS.

“IN OUR PROGRAM AND WHAT WE’VE DONE IN THE PAST, I THINK THAT’S BEEN PART OF OUR SUCCESS. OUR B AND C PROGRAMS FORCE KIDS TO PLAY DIFFERENT POSITIONS, MULTIPLE POSITIONS, AND GET ON THE MOUND AND PITCH. WE TELL THE KIDS, WHETHER YOU HAVE A GOOD OUTING OR A BAD OUTING, WE’RE GOING TO PUT YOU UP THERE AGAIN, SO JUST CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. I THINK THE KIDS KNOW THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE CHANCES AND THEY JUST WANT TO BE ON THE FIELD. THEY PLAY WHERE WE ASK THEM TO PLAY AND THEY PLAY TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY.”

AND COACH GOES ON TO TALK ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SEE THE CROWD EARLIER THIS WEEK AND HOPES TO SEE MORE FANS AS THE SEASON CONTINUES.

“I THINK IT’S GREAT FOR THE PLAYERS, IT’S GREAT FOR THEIR TEAMMATES AND I THINK THE FANS ENJOY IT TOO, WHEN THEY CAN SEE A KID GO OUT AND DO DIFFERENT THINGS. IT WAS A GREAT CROWD. I THINK THEY PROBABLY ENJOYED THE GAMES AND ALL THE EXCITEMENT. THEIR WAS A LOT OF INTENSITY ON BOTH SIDES. I THINK THE KIDS REALLY APPRECIATED IT: THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT, THEIR PEERS COMING DOWN AND WATCHING THEM PLAY. IT’S GOOD FOR US AND IT’S GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY.”

THE CODY CUBS WILL PLAY FIVE GAMES THIS WEEKEND BEGINNING WITH A DOUBLE HEADER VS. SHERIDAN, STARTING AT 5PM TONIGHT. CODY HOSTS THE BILLINGS HALOS TOMORROW FOR A SINGLE GAME BEGINNING AT 12 NOON. AND ON SUNDAY THE CUBS HOST THE BELGRADE BANDITS FOR A DOUBLE HEADER BEGINNING AT 12 NOON. YOU CAN HEAR EVERY GAME OF THE CODY CUBS THIS WEEKEND ON KODI.


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