By Greg Price
W.R. Myers Rebels baseball team managed to break into the win column this past week with a 2-2 record on the diamond.
“We as a coaching staff are very proud of the progress that has been made and going forward we should have a full roster every time now,” said Brendan Miller, head coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels baseball team.
Rebels earned its first win of the season last Wednesday with a 16-8 victory in league play.
Following that, the Rebels played Claresholm on the weekend and earned a 27-3 win in mini-tournament play in Vulcan.
The team’s two losses included a 14-5 loss to Fort Macleod.
“But that game was a lot closer than the score indicated. We left a lot of runners on. We had 14 baserunners left on base. We were lining out with two outs,” said Miller. “Twice we had bases loaded and we had line-drive outs. Got under the ball and it went right to the guy. Some are little things you can’t coach and you can’t worry about as players, you just have to keep hitting the ball hard.”
The Rebels also suffered a 14-4 league loss to Oyen.
All results from the busy week of baseball showed a Rebels squad that was overall more competitive than past weeks which is pleasing to Miller.
“It’s really nice to see the boys be able to compete and now that they have the taste of winning, hopefully it continues on,” said Miller.
Rebels host Milk River at 5:30 p.m. today at Ken McDonald Memorial Sports Park. The team then has two exhibition games in Coaldale against Coaldale and Picture Butte with game times at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.