Tigers baseball team look sharp in scrimmages
Monday, 05 March 2012 by Chuck Kelly
As his Tigers tear through scrimmages and tournaments on their way to a March 13th district opener in Copperas Cove, a smiling head baseball coach Eddie Cormblum says that his "Road Warriors" are getting better every game they play.
"So far, so good...they're getting along," is his assessment right now. "You play 12-14 innings in scrimmages and we've had a pretty good defensive performance...like 28-30 innings without an error in the first games. Our pitching looked pretty good, too. We got a lot of zeros up there (on the scoreboard) against those other teams, so that was nice."
The hitting is "a little behind" but at this time of the season, that's fairly common. The players are just getting on the field and trying to find a rhythm, the flow of the game as another season begins.
"They're making sure that they understand everything as we move on into the season...trying to eliminate mistakes, Cornblum commented. "That's what scrimmages are all about and it gives us (coaches) a look at a number of different guys."
The Tigers opened play against Bryan Rudder, then scrimmaged Brenham and Huntsville at Brenham's Fireman's Park. Belton went to Cedar Park and then was rained out in Round Rock last Saturday. Monday, they faced Stony Point. As Cornblum said --- so far, so good.
This year's Tiger varsity is made up of 11 seniors, five juniors and five sophomores. Some are returning starters, others who played some innings on varsity and some "good ones" who have moved up from a successful junior varsity team.
Cornblum and his coaches take the Tigers to Round Rock today (Thursday) for a three-day tournament and then return to Round Rock the following weekend for the Stony Point tournament.
By the way --- keep Round Rock in your future plans --- the 5A State Tournament will be played at Dell Diamond this year!