Legion Post 65 Baseball: Break does the trick for Legion
Rosemount Legion Post 65 baseball coach Jay Baker knew his team needed a break.
The team had struggled recently. The pitching was decimated by a large amount of games in a short span of time. And the players had played a lot of baseball between the spring and summer seasons.
So, Baker opted to use the holiday break to give the players an extended five-day break.
It seemed to do the trick.
Rosemount practiced Sunday and then returned to game action Monday at home and beat Eagan, 4-3.
"The biggest thing with the time off was getting the pitching arms a chance to recover from all of the back-to-back games," Baker said. "We were able to get the starter through six innings at 94 pitches instead of through three or four innings, then having to go to the bullpen so early."
Chris Couillard pitched six strong innings for Rosemount, giving up just the three runs. He also hit three doubles and drove in two runs.
Couillard's performance on the mound allowed Rosemount to rally. Eagan scored two runs in the first inning, but Post 65 scored four runs in the middle innings and held on for the win.
Eugene Sturm pitched the seventh inning to earn the save.