WINDHAM-Cody Dube once again showed his power in holding Roger’s Post from Auburn to one run in Windham’s victory Tuesday night.
Rogers hit the board to start the game. Mike Hammond hit a single and stole second to get in scoring position. Nate Pushard reached on an error that scored Hammond to give Rogers the very early lead. Windham struck as well in the first and forced a few errors. Calvin Field led off and drew a walk. Field then stole second to get in scoring position. Spencer Hodge reached base on an error and Field scored. Hodge managed to advance to third on the error. Cody Dube flied out deep to left which allowed Hodge to score after tagging up.
In the sixth, Dennis Meehan reached base on an error and reached second base. Zach Conley hit a sharp single up the middle to score Meehan to give Windham its final score.
After the game, Coach Artes explained the differences between Legion and HS season baseball. “In Legion, the only player that can be hit for is the pitcher, just like in the American League in Major League Baseball. Also, Legion has age and community restrictions on who can play. Lastly, when a substitution is made, the player being pulled cannot return to the game.” The last difference leads to some serious strategic thinking when planning out a roster and substitutions. Coach Artes explained the Zone Three competition. Zone Three is the division the team plays in, which is different than the teams the high school team plays. “Besides us, Bessey Motors (Oxford), Roger’s Post (Auburn) and Past-Time (Lewiston) are all contenders.” Roger’s defeated Past-Time last weekend in a double header. Windham has yet to face Past-Time.
The Legion season is an 18-game season wrapping up with the state tournament August 2 to August 6.
“We are off to a good start even though we are only a third of the way through our schedule. We need to tighten up our approach at the plate. It’s the same group of kids for the most part from the high school season,” said Coach Artes.