A clean and exciting game on the diamond was played between host Cambridge Christian and Christian Life April 20 when Warrior junior Alex Moses tossed a three-hit shutout in the 1-0 victory.
The lone Warrior run came in the second inning when Anthony Lecceardone hit a leadoff double to centerfield. Peter Maring followed with a long triple to right, but the Hawks toughened to keep him from home plate.
In the top of the fourth, the Hawks had a runner on third with one out, but Moses battled for two strikeouts. CL also got a runner to third in the sixth, but a nubber back to Moses got him out of the inning. Then the Hawks got a leadoff walk in the seventh and stole second, but Moses made a great spin move to pick off that threat.
“It felt good out there today. I was throwing better than usual; it felt I had a strong arm going,” said the junior. “I didn’t throw as many balls like I usually do, and my knuckleball was on today. Our defense helped me a lot, especially some of the pop fly flies and the strong throws to first which made my job easier.”
On the pickoff in the top of the seventh, Moses described, “He was taking another big lead, so I figured I might as well try a move on him. He took an extra jump on my move. That play pumped me up a lot and took a lot of pressure off us.”
“As a dad and a coach, it doesn’t get much better than that,” said CCS Coach Jerry Moses. “Our infield has played just dynamite this season.”
CCS Softball splits 2
Cambridge Christian Softball is 3-1 this season after splitting two games last week.
On April 20, the Warriors defeated visiting Christian Life 13-2.
“We played the best ball of the season. The Hawks’ pitcher was consistent, and we took advantage by hitting very well,” said CCS Coach Kim Aleckson. “My top four batters went 3-for-4. Plus we fielded well, and Annie KinCannon pitched a nice game.”
On April 23, the Warriors were at a disadvantage to begin with just eight players available, and visiting PACT took advantage for a 16-5 win.
(Photos & story by Greg Hunt)