Boys & Girls Club Little League Season Kicks Off
By Joe Morey
LCO Boys & Girls Club Little League team season is in full swing as the first three games are complete. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, there have been some changes to the league with the suspension of play for three teams from last year (Birchwood 1, Birchwood 2, and Ojibwa 2), but the addition of Ladysmith. Exeland and Ojibwa make up the rest of the 4-team league. The youth and their families are just grateful to have them playing a shortened season with 6-games and a double elimination playoff conclusion.
Halfway through the regular season, LCO sits at 1 win, 2 losses. They lost a great season opener on the road to the always-strong Exeland team by a score of 4-2. In the first inning, both teams scored one run and it wasn’t until the 4th that Exeland chalked up three more runs. LCO pitcher, Bradley Trepania, put up three great innings holding them to one run and the rest of the team played some great defense. In the final 6th inning, LCO loaded the bases and scored one more run to close the gap to 4-2, but left the rest stranded to finish the game.
On Tuesday, June 23, LCO hosted their home opener to Ojibwa. The team played strong throughout the game beating the Ojibwe team by a score of 7-2 before the 6th inning, and because of the 5-run rule, couldn’t lose. Both coaches agreed to let the kids play out another inning for the sport of it. There was a great turnout from the community to support their Little League team. Down in Ladysmith, the Exeland tough faced a tough opponent losing 7-6 in a nail-biter.
On Thursday, June 25, LCO hosted the undefeated Ladysmith team to another great turnout from the community. While giving up two runs in the first inning, LCO fought back and notched up three runs of their own going into the 2nd inning ahead 3-2. The score stayed that way until the 4th inning when the Ladysmith team ran in 3 more runs and then another two in the 5th. LCO was able to put up one more run but lost the game 8-4.