CC-Crystal 0-3 on spring break trip


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 9:56 am on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Carson City-Crystal’s Garner Cuscack makes a throw to first base during a game last season.

CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal’s baseball team wasn’t taking the spring break off.

Instead, they went to Indiana to play some baseball against a couple of different high school teams.

It wasn’t a successful road trip, as the Eagles went 0-3 and were outscored 45-13 on the week.

“It was a good trip,” CC-Crystal coach Wes Cummings said. “We learned a lot of baseball. We definitely would plan to do it every year.”

The Eagles lost their first game to New Haven by a 16-5 count in a five-inning mercy.

Jordan Evans took the loss for the Eagles after going just 3 1/3 innings and giving up seven walks around two hits and four strikeouts. CC-Crystal committed four errors in the game.

Garner Cusack and Caleb Geselman had two hits each in the game, accounting for four of the Eagles’ six hits. Geselman knocked in three runs.

On Friday, the Eagles went to Indiana Tech University to play a pair of games against Homestead High.

“We played against a team on Friday and Saturday that was very good. They (Homestead) are a big school.”

CC-Crystal lost the first game 14-0 in five innings when three different Homestead pitchers combined on a no-hitter.

Hunter Clark lasted only 2 1/3 innings on the mound and gave up 10 hits. He walked three and struck out one to take the loss.

But the Eagles rebounded somewhat in a 15-8 loss in the second game Saturday afternoon. CC-Crystal had seven hits by seven different players.

Arron Haines was the losing pitcher but statistics were unavailable.

“We didn’t play real well,” Cummings said. “But at times we hit OK and we competed pretty good. We didn’t play very well at Friday and Saturday we played a lot better. I think we’ll be all right. As soon as our pitchers come around I think we’ll be OK there too.”

Despite getting a total of 13 hits in three games, Cummings thought his offensive output was fine.

“We made contact,” he said. “We didn’t hit the ball real hard. At times we did and hit it at them. We had some good swings. I think our offense is going to be all right.”

Cummings knows what he will have his team work on between now and the first game in Michigan Tuesday at home against Pewamo-Westphalia.

“I think the biggest thing is our overall defense, especially ground balls, just trying to make our infield more aggressive,” he said.

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