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Bulls Hounded

Sunday, June 28, 2009

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SIKESTON -- The Union City Greyhounds came into town on Friday evening and quickly caged the Sikeston Bulls at VFW Memorial Stadium. Union City, who earlier in the season had dropped a few to the Bulls, managed to get out of town with 14 runs, holding their opponent to just two, 14-2.

The Greyhounds scored one in the first and one in the second before they hit full stride in the third where they scored five. In the fourth they continued rattling the bats as they added seven more to make the score 14-0 heading into the bottom half of the inning.

Sikeston head coach CJ Zeller said that once his squad fell behind by seven, he quit working on a strategy and just told his guys to go hit the ball. They did just that in the eighth when they finally broke the zeros with two runs on three hits.

"That was one thing I was looking for," said Zeller of the runs. "We were playing big, there was no more small ball going on from about the point we got down 7-0.

"I said no more signals. We were swinging to try to battle our way back into this. Small innings weren't going to do it at that point."

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