Mavs keep on winning
By TAYLOR MITCHELL
Before the season, Manchester Academy head coach A.J. Downs said his team would be using more small-ball strategy than before.
He wasn’t joking either. The Mavericks reeled off their seventh straight victory of the season with a 4-0 win at Canton Tuesday night, a win that saw the Mavs employ sacrifice bunts and sacrifice flies to get ahead.
“It’s a team effort,” Downs said. “Sacrafice bunts, you’re giving up yourself to put your teammate in a better position. It’s not an individual thing and these guys have bought into it. It’s a team-first mentality.”
Against Canton, senior David Coody added another impressive performance to his resume with 12 strikeouts recorded and only two hits given up.
Offensively there weren’t any fireworks, but Manchester was still effective. Seth Hutton got a big hit, as Downs put it, to start off a big inning for the Mavericks.
“We scored our runs through aggressive base running, bunts, stealing and sacrifices,” Downs said. “We did a little bit of everything.”
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