Archive - May 31, 2012
Low and away.
Thatâs the rule pitcher Michael Coleman stuck to in the season opener against Gothenburg Saturday.
The philosophy didnât steer him wrong. Broken Bow cruised to a 10-0 victory behind Colemanâs 10 strikeouts.
Colemanâs confidence in his arm didnât leave him surprised at his stellar outing.
âIt was nice because I didnât have to throw a lot of curve balls. I just threw a lot of fastballs low and away and they couldnât handle it.â
While striking out 10, Coleman was also extremely efficient, allowing no walks and only giving up two hits in his five innings of work.
The Spirit softball team recovered from a tough first inning, where they allowed nine runs, to win 18-12 in the home opener against Ravenna. Further coverage will be provided in the June 7 edition of the Custer County Chief.
While the Spirit softball team didnât come away with a win in the tournament to open the season, they did come away with some valuable lessons.
âWeâve been working on covering the bases when the other team bunts a lot,â said pitcher/shortstop Kelsie Myers.
In the teamâs second round robin game against Alliance, errant throws in the infield aided an Alliance victory.
It was from this game that the team learned how to keep the runners contained
Trent Esch, 35 of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County District Court Thursday morning on two felony charges: Count 1 - use of a weapon to commit a felony, and Count 2 - criminal mischief.
The charges stem from a March 18, 2012, incident in which Esch is accused of shooting at an unoccupied Custer County Deputy Sheriff's vehicle in front of the home of Deputy Sheriff Dan Spanel.