CUMBY — The Cumby Trojans opened District 17-A baseball action with a 9-2 win over the Miller Grove Hornets Tuesday.
Junior Tim Cook notched his second win of the season pitching a complete game two hitter, striking out 16. After giving up two runs - one earned run - in the top of the first inning, Cook allowed only one baserunner the rest of the game-that on his own throwing error on a comebacker to the mound. Senior Devin Owen was clutch at the plate for the Trojans-going 3-for-4-blasting an 0-1 pitch over the center-field wall in the bottom of the fourth inning for a three-run homer to expand Cumby's lead to 7-2. Owen also had a double and a triple with another RBI. Taylor Gay and Cook also had two hits each for the Trojans.
"Tim really threw the ball well for us today. He kept his pitches down all game, even in the first inning when they scored their runs, they just hit the ball where we weren't. He was very economical with his pitch count, and he is gaining confidence in his off-speed pitches. Devin's shot really gave our team the spark that we needed offensively. We put the ball in play down the line-up, Miller Grove just made the plays. It was a really clean game-only one walk between both pitchers. It was good to get started in district with a win," said Cumby baseball coach Scott Mabe.
Cumby will travel to Fruitvale on Friday night for a non-district game, and go to Campbell on Monday at 1 p.m. to resume district action.
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