Ruth team 5-0 in league play
They were YOUNG and they were FEW, but the Cottonwood Pirate Babe Ruth team was dedicated and determined this season. From late April through June the Pirate team of ONLY 11 players worked hard 6 days per week; and despite losing their first 3 games, ended 10-7 and a PERFECT 5-0 in CIL play.
The team was able to be sustained and compete thanks to 3 Little League players and their parents that were willing to take a chance and compete at a higher level.
Again the coveted “Sports-manship Award” (selected by the players) went to Peter Spencer.
Clark Bruno, the only 15 year old graduate of the team, was the team MVP. Daniel Mager led the team in Batting Average and OBP. He also hit the teams’ only home run; a 3 run shot that led to a win in the season finale.
Manager Frank Bruno said, “This is the best and most fun Babe Ruth team I have ever coached. And that includes Championship teams and winning teams of many past seasons.”
Manager Bruno thanks all the players, parents, fans and the many that contributed to such a wonderful season. “It would not have been possible without you.” THANK YOU!
The Cottonwood Pirates Babe Ruth team. Standing L-R = Manager Frank Bruno, Clark Bruno, Peter Spencer, Daniel Mager, Taylor Ott [batboy], Nick Mager and Jordan Bowles. Kneeling L-R = Devin Bruegeman, Brandon Anderson, Todd Ott, MikeTemes and Dereck Arnzen [not pictured - Anthony Karel]. Photo by Richard Spencer.
After a long road, Live Wire Electric from Cottonwood was crowned the Little League Champion last Wednesday night beating out a tough Kooskia team in CV. The 6 team league tournament begin Saturday, June 23rd at the Wimer Fields in Cottonwood with Kamiah, Nezperce, Craigmont/Winchester, Kooskia, and Cottonwood participating. Live Wire remained undefeated and Kooskia came up through the loser's bracket for the Monday night Championship game continued at the Wimer Fields. Kooskia won that game 7 - 4 and forced game two as it was Live Wire's first loss of the tournament. Live Wire lost the flip and game 2 was to be played in CV on Tuesday night, but was called due to weather. After much anticipation, the deciding game was played last Wednesday and Live Wire Electric defeated Kooskia 10 - 4. Coaches of this year's team included Tony Schumacher, Mark Anderson, and Kris Shears. Players were: Ryan Glimp, Drew Dinning, Sean Spencer, Jacob Stubbers, Brylee Woods, Spencer Schumacher, Devin Ross, Sam Mager, Hayden Uhlenkott, Derik Shears, Damian Forsmann, Reid Uptmor, Carson Forsman, Wyatt Weaver, Lane Remacle, Ryan Arnzen, and Owen Anderson. Photo by Kim Schumacher.
The “DRILLERS” Rookie League Baseball Team would like to thank our sponsor, “Brett Uhlenkott Well Drilling” and all “Fans” for an absolutely FANTASTIC season. We would also like to thank the Cottonwood Youth Sports Board of Directors, i.e. Tony & Kim Schumacher, Kristi & Mel Bruegeman, Dr. Teel Bruner, Scot Schlader, and Jason & Megan Rambo, for organizing this summer activity. We had a blast and our ended the season with an 11-2 record. Pictured above are as follows: Kneeling: Alex McElroy, Dorsey Pearson, Ellie Uhlenkott, Anna Kaschmitter and Travis Alfrey. Standing: Connor Schwartz, Jesse Cronan, Matt Coppernoll, Matthew Seubert, Eve Uhlenkott, Chase Kaschmitter, and Kyle Schwartz. Coaches: Dale and Brandy McElroy, and Pat Alfrey. Not pictured is Hope Schwartz. Also not in this picture are all the parents and family members who assisted in making this season a great success, on and off the field. Thank you, again for your support and encouragement. Photo courtesy of Pat Alfrey.