Amanda Dillon says coaching her Senior League team in Centertown has been a refreshing experience.
It may help the team is sponsored by Dr Pepper.
“I have so much fun with this group of kids. It’s what summer softball is all about,” said Dillon, who has coached in the Centertown League for about 15 years. “They win as a team and they lose as a team and it’s been one of my favorite groups to ever coach. We’re going to have a swim party after the season.”
Amanda grew up playing in the Centertown League and played until she reached the age limit of 18. She was known as quite the player back in her day. When she could no longer play, she started coaching.
Dr Pepper captured its first win last week against Security Federal and was looking to sweep the season series Monday night. It was a tight game thanks to a Bishamon Bowhall home run that cut the Security Federal lead to 7-6 entering the bottom of the third.
That’s when Security Federal played like money in the bank with 8 runs to blow the game open. After scoring 3 runs to increase the lead to 10-6, Braden Marcom stepped to the plate for Security Federal with the bases loaded. He blasted a 2 RBI hit to make it a 12-6 lead.
Owen Clark then ripped a monster shot to right field and hustled around the bases for a three-run HR to make it a 15-6 game. Security Federal would go on to win, 19-7.
Jacob Scott made some key defensive plays at pitcher and Marcom was solid at SS for Security Federal. Dr Pepper could have escaped some tough innings with less damage but the team was hurt by dropping several pop flies.
In other Senior League action, RRP beat Dr Pepper 11-5 behind 3 runs scored from Ethan Hillis.
In the Junior League, the First Bank Tigers were on the prowl and claimed a 19-6 win over Warren County Apparel. Daniel Wagner was all smiles with a HR for WC Apparel, but it wasn’t enough.
Treyvion Mathis started his Fourth of July celebration early for the First Bank Tigers. His bat provided the fireworks in a performance for the ages. Treyvion blasted 3 HRs and scored 5 times during the win for First Bank.