Back-and-forth battle ends in baseball tie

It was a confusing mess of players on the West Stettler ball field as Team Kent and Team Terry in the boys’ house league

Run! Thorson Marshall from Team Terry makes a dash for home base after teammate Douglas MacPherson (not pictured) sends the ball bouncing toward left field off a pitch from Team Kent’s Chance Morbeck. Shortstop Marcus Laisnez breaks for the ball

It was a confusing mess of players on the West Stettler ball field as Team Kent and Team Terry in the boys’ house league battled it out in matching uniforms, resulting in an 18-18 tie.

The house league currently has four teams in the Grade 3-4 age group, of which the two teams playing on Monday, June 16 belong.

Both teams consistently hit the ball and stole bases, runs being scored by both as the team on the field fumbled the ball or tried to catch and missed.

“We’ve got to work on getting in front of the ball,” coach Terry MacPherson said, though he said the team has been improving.

It’s a sentiment echoed by the coach of the other team, Kent Hoopser.

“The kids are improving every game,” he said. “They’re doing very good.”

The game was a back-and-forth battle, with one team bringing in a few runs, only to lose them or fall behind in the next inning as the other team caught up and bypassed the other.

“They’d get a few runs, we’d get a few runs,” MacPherson said.

The game, however, was fun for everyone as the competition was lively, with both teams equally matched. No one was better than the other, meaning it was a good learning game, full of fun and excitement.

 

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