Take on the crushers.
We continue our countdown to kickoff with two teams from the ??
A season ago... north posey posted a ?5 record after a ?3 mark in 2018.... and this year..
They will try to make it 4 straight seasons with a finish of.500 or better.
However.... the vikings will look to tighten things up on the defensive end of the ball.
North posey allowed 60 points or more in four consecutive games last season.
The good news for the vikings is that they return 8 seniors to a defense that believes it can improve... and lead the program to its first sectional crown since 2005 every game we won, we had to earn it, nothing was given to us and when you go into that stretch of 3 straight games where you had gibson southern, southridge, heritage hills all who were really good and really big and really physical we knew we had our hands full.
And then you run into sam thomas the week before who was really good.
We were just outmatched and we took our lumps, we learned from it, i think it motivated the kids, you know it's not fun getting beat up on for 48 minutes.
So our kids really bought into the weight room and getting stronger and hopefully it'll pay off.
We've got a lot of kids that can compete on the defensive side, we got a really solid defense i think.
I think there's a lot of expectations on on me and then on pretty much everyone to just compete and just be the best they can be.
We have a good mentality this year.
We all want to fight we all want this more than we did last year, and i think the second half of last season will be a good chunk of our season this year.
The vikings will open the season against south spencer.
The rebels are coming off a 2 win campaign.... in which they allowed 7 or more touchdowns in 6 of those loses.
Much like north posey..
South spencer is also looking to make improvements on the defensive end of the ball... and pick up more wins this year under second year head coach john edge.
Take it one game at a time.
Winning the first one, which is the most important game, instilling confidence back in the program.
And trying to continue the same values we started last year.
And take it one game at a time and see what we can do.
We've just been really working hard, that's all you can do really.
We had two wins last year and our goal this year is to get more than that and win a couple ball games, but our main focus is just north posey right now.
Our expectations are really high.
I mean, you've got to have high expectations and really want to be there and work hard, so first you always have to think you're going to win, but we've got to take it one game at a time and work hard in practice everyday and work hard in the weight room.
That's all you can do as we move to the diamond..
The otters are looking to win their second straight game against the crushers.
This matchup is a downright pitchers duel..
Austin nicely doing a fine job on the mound..
He tosses 6 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts.
In the 7th..
The otters still getting it done defensively..
Mike rizzitello guns one to j.j.
Gould for the out at second..
The strike em out..
Throw em out..
Puts two down..
And then drew beyer dials up some heat to close the 7th..
2 scoreless innings with 4 k's for him..
And in the bottom of the 8th..
The otters offense comes alive.
Ryan long puts a charge deep to left center..
Keith grieshaber gets on his horse and hustles in from first base to tally the otters first run of the game.
And it turns out that would be the only run of the game..
The otters win 1?
In the majors..
The cardinals have lost four straight..
Louis trying to avoid a sweep at the hands of the dodgers.
We start in the cardinal half of the sixth..
Marcell ozuna tees off on this ball from dustin may..
Red birds drawing first blood.
The cardinals stay in control until the ninth... two out two on..
Dodgers down to their last strike... and russell martin delivers the dagger up the middle.
The cardinals can't hang on..
As the dodgers walk off with a 2?
As for their rivals from the north..
The cubs can win their series against the a's with a win.
Game tied at 1's in the 4th..
But ian happ takes advantage of the bases loaded situation and kisses that pitch good bye.
His 2nd homer of the season is also the 2nd grand slam in his career..
Cubs up 5?
And in the 5th..
Kyle schwarber jumps in on the fun..
A three run shot pretty much seals this one up..
Cubs win 1?
And that's all the action i have for you tonight..
We will be