|10U Elite 32 World Series - Bounty Hunters verse Wicked Stix|
Disney’s Wide World of Sports, FL Everyone knows its not how you start a year but how you finish and Bounty Hunter coach Brian Cooper and his team are peaking at the right time.
While the hits did not come in abundance on Tuesday afternoon, they were able to scratch two runs across in the top of the sixth and pull out a 2-1 victory against the Wicked Stix.
The game was far from over though, the Stix leadoff hitter hit a sharp ball to right field that was fielded, and on what is a common play in 10U baseball, the right fielder tried to throw out the runner at first base. The throw was errant and got by the first basemen and the Stix runner headed for second, but in impressive fashion, the Bounty Hunters catcher was backing up the play and gunned down the runner heading to second. That turned out to be a big play because the next hitter doubled and moved to third on a groundout. The game ended with a comebacker to the mound, moving the Bounty Hunters into the next round.
Conner Campbell went the distance for the win but coach Cooper says he plenty of arms left for the rest of the event, mentioning Scotty Elgin, John Jason McDonlad, Sonny Dichiara and Kevin Dowdell as kids who will see lots of mound time over the next few days.