Posted: 12:57 am Sunday, March 14th, 2010
By Post Staff
Park Vista baseball coach Larry Greenstein said Saturday was the worst day in the six-year history of Cobra baseball. And after losing to Parkland Douglas 14-8 and following that up with an 8-2 loss to Palm Beach Central, Greenstein thinks it’s time to make some changes.
“We’re not going to throw in the towel but we’ll probably need to make some adjustments,” Greenstein said. “Batting order and maybe some different guys getting an opportunity to perform and see what they can do. We’ve pretty much hung with the same lineup for the most part. We just have to shake it up a little bit and see what the missing piece of the puzzle is. What are we missing and what can we put in to maybe help our chances? Right now it’s tough to say and you really won’t know unless you try it and see if it works.”
It was a baffling pair of games to say the least. Between the two, the Cobras struck out 20 times and committed 11 errors. Greenstein credited Palm Beach Central’s Bobby Poyner for pitching a great game but he couldn’t think of a reason why so many things went wrong in one day and it was discouraging.
“It’s a crazy thing because the last three games prior to today (Saturday) we made one error and we were putting the ball in play a little more,” Greenstein said. “I can’t put my finger on it but that’s not what we were expecting. We were expecting to battle with them and it didn’t happen.”
Those were the only two games the Cobras had this week. Rust might have been a factor as they hadn’t played since last Saturday but Greenstein didn’t want to use that as an excuse. They have two more district games coming up next week against Royal Palm Beach and Santaluces.
“We gotta find a way to do a better job of competing,” Greenstein said. “It’s not even about wins and losses, it’s about putting your best effort on the field and we just have to redirect ourselves and get the job done and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.”