Opening Day 2008

“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today, look at me – centerfield”

Today begins another journey for the elusive Men’s Softball Championship trophy by the Cedar Creek (“The Creek”) Baptist softball team.  Coming off last year’s heartbreaking lossto Westport Road in the last inning of the championship game by 1 run, the Creek returns all but 1 of it’s starting 10 from last year and is ready to capitalize on a third year of playing together.  While the loss of outfielder Chad Flannery will be big, the addition of Chris Flora should add some more power to an already potent lineup.  An off-season of basketball on Thursday nights has kept most of the team in shape.  Team MVP Justin looks to return for another All-Star season at 3rd base while clean-up hitter Todd Flannery takes the lead as assistant coach underneath the legend, Coach Keith.  This year, the Coach is coming out of the bullpen as he puts his trust in former 1B, Will Jackson, to carry the team on the mound.  We are also interested to see if his “golf swing” returns for another season at the plate.  Also excited about this year’s season, SS Dave Raulston has been working out and has lost 10 lbs. in his off-season routine.  “I am so excited this year.  I can not wait” exclaimed Raulston this past week.  Everyone’s favorite fantasy DH, Braylon Dole, is back for another season; with such high expectations, it will be interesting to watch his bat this year to see if he can keep up with last year’s pace.  Second basemen J Benge and left center Briggs have both been hitting really well in practice and are ready to control the bottom half of the lineup.  As long as the pride stays in check, there should be no stopping The Creek this year.

Stay tuned every Friday for your insider’s look at the game, the stats, and some interviews with the players as The Creek begins its journey for the title.

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