by nathan oster
The sun was shining and fans were lined up around the field on Saturday morning for the home opener of the Greybull Minors.
Coached by Ken Wright, the team of 9- and 10-year-olds with a few 6- and 7-year-olds thrown in, were matched against Basin. Wright said no scorebook was kept and that it was just an opportunity for his team to gain experience and have fun.
The Minors were scheduled to play at Basin on Monday and at Otto on Tuesday.
The Majors were on their home diamond Thursday night, battling both Otto and a chilly, brisk wind that kept fans of both teams in their vehicles and out of the unprotected bleachers. Otto won the five-inning game, 15-3.
Scott McBride, who coaches the Majors, said Dade Greene worked the first three innings on the mound and that Gerardo Corral worked the final two. Corral also produced the biggest hit of the night for the Majors, belting a legitimate two-run homer that sailed over the outfield and rolled all the way to the fence in his team’s final at bat.
The Majors were scheduled to play in Otto Tuesday and will be on their home diamond today (June 6) for a 7 p.m. game against Basin. McBride said Greybull and Basin are scheduled to meet one more time on June 26, but there’s a chance that game gets cancelled and that the season ends sometime next week.