Sun Current - With only eight players in the dugout 20 minutes before game time, Holy Angels head American Legion baseball coach Mike Rothstein didn’t know how well his team would perform.
With the ninth player entering the dugout just four minutes prior to the start of the Stars’ game against the Richfield Reds June 20, Rothstein knew his team would have to get solid performances from all nine players to have a chance to compete.
Holy Angels scored a combined eight runs in the third and fourth innings as it cruised to a 12-4 win over the Reds.
“This is one of those games when you think things could go sideways when it’s a rivalry game and you have eight guys,” Rothstein said. “We jumped on them with those eight runs and we never looked back.
“The guys played fundamentally sound for the most part. They had some mistakes, but they were at times when they weren’t costly.”
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Holy Angels pitcher Will Koerner prepares to fire a strike
during the Stars’ 12-4 win over Richfield June 20.
(Sun Current staff photo by Chris Chesky)