Baseball team self-destructs; loses to Carrick


Abner Roberts

Markia Freeman, The Eagle Staff Reporter

The Obama Eagles baseball team took on the Carrick Raiders last Friday at the Raider’s  Volunteers Field, looking to make a statement about being one of the city elite teams. Instead, the wheels fell off.

. It started off on a very sluggish note for the Eagles. The Raiders had the upper hand in the first couple of innings, going ahead 4-0, lagrely on walks. This game looked like the Eagles were down for the count and yet, Obama clawed to within 7-6 after 4 innings.

In innings 5 and 6 however, the team came unglued.

A walk here, a couple errors there, and the score was quickly 9-6 after 5, and even more of the same….walks, balks and some of the most ugly errors possible sealed the Eagles’ fate in the 6th.

Coach Kocur was philosophic afterwards, saying, “This is largely spring training for us. We have not played exhibitions or scrimmages, and so we almost have to expect innings like we saw today. The trick is getting btter before the playoffs.”

As for being one of the elite, Kocur said, “There’s no doubt in my mind we are as good as Carrick. The score means nothing to me”