Hounds hurlers Colin French and Jules Cantor held the Vikings to 1 hit for the 11-0 shutout victory in a Thursday night game up north in Skokie.
The Hounds put up 8 in the first half inning and never looked back, blowing out the Jammers 18-3 in 5 innings at Winnemac.
Now that the Hounds roster is just about set, thought I’d take some time to talk about the changes this year.
Nick joins us from Kankakee College via Purdue Northwest. He’s the obligatory annual hounds lefty pitcher add. His repertoire includes a knuckleball and he missed a preseason game because he was turkey hunting.
Kam was referred to us by Cole Thompson, but let’s not hold that against him. He’s a righty who pitched for hope college and he played some infield in high school.
Samuel comes to us from our burgeoning Venezuela-to-Winnemac talent pipeline. Most of his baseball history is therefore off-the-books. Word has it he has some of the softest hands in the business.
Eric was a late season add. A Naperville native, he pitched for the Alama Scots in the same conference as Kam. Jules met him walking in the street.
|27||Japheth||Bandi||P, OF, 1B|
|34||Jules||Cantor||2B, 1B, P|
|10||Colin||French||P, OF, 1B|
|3||Brandon||Jessee||OF, 2B, C|
|2||Brian||Lehman||P, IF, OF|
|19||Greg||Sells||IF, OF, C|
Steve Szymanski is taking the time to focus on his day job as an anesthesiologist. He leaves behind a doctor/medical-professional hole on the hounds.
Alberto relocated to Dallas to work for “Robinson Chirinos 7AR Baseball Academy.” I’ve been told that he occasionally gets paid to catch in Men’s league games down there. He doesn’t even have to manage.
Hounds Fans and Family!
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I hope all of you have been staying safe.
I am pleased to announce that we are a week away from the opening of CMBA baseball! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
Let me start by saying I hope you and your loved ones have been able to successfully and healthfully navigate these uncertain times. Although the statewide and nationwide quarantines have been difficult, it seems to have been effective in preventing the worst of outcomes.
I wanted to inform you that with the Illinois governors extension of the stay-at-home, the 2020 CMBA season has been delayed. While the news probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, it’s also not the way we visualized opening day during the offseason. It’s been a rollercoaster of a spring. The kind of rollercoaster that you ride in the living room, watching reruns and eating gummy bears, in your sweatpants.Continue reading “CMBA Baseball in 2020”
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