Boys baseball slaughters Smith-Cotton

Caraline Trecha

Junior Cody Vandigriffe takes a swing at the game on Tuesday night. The Bruins went on to win the match12-2. Photo by Jackie Nichols.
The Bruins (10-3) walked off the baseball diamond with yet another win of their season on Tuesday, April 17, this time against Smith-Cotton (2-0). The RB boys had a hard time with batting accuracy recently, but pulled it together and let their basic insticts take over. They won the game with an ending score of 12-2.
“The past couple week we have struggled with hitting the ball hard and getting runs,” senior Ryan Phillips said. “We we more relaxed at the plate. I think it was because we spend 1 to 2 hours at practice last night working on hitting the ball hard and up the middle. We just had to go back to the basics and remember our foundation.”
Returning back to their roots seemed to make a drastics change to the Bruins preformance, where they hit better tonight than they have in a couple of weeks.
“It really focused up up and got us back to the basics and gave us someime to get better,” junior Janson Smith said. “I think everyone feels it helped and the coaches were every helpful correcting our faults and working with us and tonight we produced.”
Not only was their hitting strong, but their defence as well. The Bruins were up 3-0 in the 3rd inning and by the fourth, the Bruins had made their mark, pulling  it together by then, Phillips said.
Now with 11 wins under their paws this season, the Bruins are hopeful when it comes to the Distract Chamption title. Not only do they have a strong team, but also the motivation and determination to get them through.
“We are hoping to do better than last year,” Phillips said. “Our goal is distract championship and we expect nothing less. It really helps that ”
The Bruins have the talent, Phillips said, but its the team’s chemsity that gets them through a sucessful seaon. With a close team and good chemisty, its easy for the Bruins to pull of a win.
“All the guys are really tight and they make playing a lot easier,” Phillips said. “I think the chemistry with this team is a lot better than it has been in a couple of years. We goof off but we still get the job done. It’s a lot easier to win with this team and I can’t imagine my senior year with any other group of guys.”
By Caraline Trecha