Thursday, November 27, 2014

Legion A snaps skid in sweep

By The Herald Staff | 6/25/2014

POMONA — The Ottawa Legion A has been in a spiral since starting the season 9-0.

Ottawa got back on the winning track Tuesday with a sweep of West Franklin in Pomona. Ottawa won 21-5 and 4-1.

POMONA — The Ottawa Legion A has been in a spiral since starting the season 9-0.

Ottawa got back on the winning track Tuesday with a sweep of West Franklin in Pomona. Ottawa won 21-5 and 4-1.

“We played with enthusiasm and energy and the results were much better,” Ottawa coach Brian Long said. “We had been scuffling of late (losing 5 straight). Our approach to the game was much better and it led to a positive outcome.”

Jayden Creach tossed a complete game in the opener. He had six strikeouts. Driestin Aho went 3-for-3 with six RBIs. Trenton Ferguson had three hits, including two doubles and three RBIs. Matt Beauchamp had three RBIs.

Brock Huddlestun, Aaron Collins and Creach added a pair of RBIs.

“We came out aggressive in game one,” Long said. “We hit the ball real well and moved our runners. Driestin has been on fire the last two weeks. If he and Trenton can continue this tear, it will carry us deep.

“With Trenton being so hot, we wanted to find a way to keep him in the leadoff position and still have guys on for him. I talked to Driesten about batting in the ninth slot so he would see more fastballs and continue to excel. It has worked well so far.”

The second game was a pitcher’s dual with Clayton Evans coming out on top.

“Clayton was just overpowering,” Long said. “When he’s throwing strikes and hitting his spots, the kid is tough to bat against. Tate Jackson was tough [out].

“He really shut down the offense. It was a great pitching match up for sure. We carried the fire over from the first game and did enough to scratch out a win. One of the factors was we didn’t let a couple of close calls that went against us disrupt our flow.”

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