Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Buzz has busy week; third in Cumberland tournament

After splitting a doubleheader with Grantsburg on Tuesday night, the B-W Buzz had a rough outing on Thursday night against New Richmond. What was supposed to be a doubleheader turned into a single game due to continuing rain as well as a poor playing field. "We had a rough game," said B-W Coach Grey Hush about the New Richmond game. "They beat us pretty good. We tried to do two games but the field fell apart." But the Buzz came back strong for a weekend tournament at Cumberland, finishing third. In the first game on Saturday B-W beat Cumberland 8-3. In the second game "we lost to a very good Onalaska-Luther team 9-8 in seven innings," said Coach Hush. B-W was ahead of Onalaska-Luther 8-3 in the bottom of the seventh but gave up six runs as O-L came back. "We had a couple of errors and before you knew it they won. We played pretty darn good baseball for six innings," said Coach Hush. Jason Geurkink was the starting pitcher for B-W and pitched a great game. Dylan DeMotts came in to relieve Geurkink and also pitched well said Coach Hush. On Sunday B-W beat Ellsworth 13-3 in five innings to take home the third place trophy. In the championship game O-L beat New Richmond by 10 runs. "So we had a pretty good weekend but ran into a very good team," concluded Coach Hush. B-W's game scheduled for Friday at Osceola was postponed until this Wednesday, but may have to be canceled. Coach Hush said the Legion Tournament may begin Thursday. Coach Hush said he is sure there will be a tournament game or two this week, with place and times to be announced. He noted that the Legion Tournament is double elimination.