1st Obama baseball season begins with 17-2 rout of Oliver


The Obama Eagkes baseball team began their legacy on Monday with a 17-2 pounding of the Oliver Bears at rainy and cold Mellon Park. dan Wimer had three hits, including two doubles and knocked in 5 runs to pace Obama, while Horace Pope chipped in with two more hits. Pitcher Mike Noftz (Career Connections) pitched 5 innings and struck out for the win. The mercy rule ended the game after the top of the 5th inning. Coach Kocur had mixed feelings after the game, saying, “The first game is good to get the kinks out and put our players in game situations, but we have to play much better in all phases of the game. Carrick (on Friday) is going to be good barometer of where we are. They have a good program.”