Thursday, March 28, 2013


In the coming week (April 1st-6th) fans, parents, coaches and players of the Bear River Little League Major Division will have something to cheer about.

On Monday the BR Yankees will play their first game of the season against the top ranked 1-0 BR Brewers. The Brewers are coming off a 6-2 win over Forest Hill while the Yankees first scheduled game was rained out. The Brewers are a veteran team led by a one two punch pitching staff of Josiah Cregar and Elliot Bouchere. Both pitched significant innings for last seasons Tournament of Champions team. The Yankees are a young team without a returning pitcher but they do have two of the leagues top hitters in Logan Jenkins and Peyton McGovern. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bear River Major field.

On Wednesday the BR Yankees will be required to take the field against Bear Rivers other top ranked team, the Athletics.  Due to pitch count rules the Yankees may find themselves digging deep into their pitching rotation as they will be playing on one day's rest. The A's are a team build around speed and strong bats which include Nathan Van Patten and Jacob Rivett. Their pitching staff is strong but not fully tested at the majors level. The Yankees may have an advantage as they will be playing in their second game of the season where as the Athletics may have a first game jitters. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bear River Major field.

On Thursday at Bear River at 6 p.m. the BR Tigers will look to get their first win of the season when they take on the BR Brewers. The Tigers will come into the game with all their pitchers where as the Brewers may not as they have a game on Monday. The Tigers are a young team who pitched four 11 year old boys ( Dean Hopper, Caleb Hurst, Ryan Bradford and Brekyn Vasquez) in their 5-4 season opening loss to the Penn Valley White Sox. This could be a good game if the Tiger's pitching staff can limit the walks.

On Saturday the BR Athletics will host the Forest Hill A's who fell to the BR Brewers at noon while the Brewers will be traveling to Nevada City where they will take on the NC Giants who fell to the PV White Sox at 6 p.m. for what will be their third game in 6 days. The Brewers pitching staff is deep and by next weekend we will know just how deep it is.

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