Second part of the season looks dangerous for struggling Legend baseball

Photo by Kyle Kercheval
Photo by Kyle Kercheval

By Caleb Friginal

Legend baseball came into the 2014 season with high hopes and even higher expectations, as they were ranked sixth in the CHSAA preseason poll. But things haven’t panned out for this young team as they sit at (4-9) halfway through the season.

As was the case with 2013 Colorado Rockies, this years Legend offense has been exceptional while the pitching has been sub-par. The Titans sit at fifth in the league in runs scored while they’re eighth in runs against.

Dakota Marley has done his best to keep this Titan team afloat so far this season. The junior pitcher has recorded a 3.25 earned run average through 28 innings pitched this season. Marley is also hitting .444 and has one home run in 19 plate appearances.

Also, junior transfer Greg Pickett has had a huge impact on the Legend offense since he was called up for junior varsity. Pickett is hitting .538 and already has two home runs in only four games played this season. The first baseman will need to spark the offense if the Titans are to make a second half run.

Ace of the staff Peyton Remy has not exactly lived up to the preseason hype. The junior is 0 and 4 and has a 5.50 earned run average in 28 innings pitched. Remy came into the year with high expectations along with a baseball scholarship to the University of New Mexico.

The Titans have six games left in the season including games against two of the top teams in the state in Mountain Vista and Regis. Legend will need to pick up their game and finish this season strong of they are to have any chance at making a state run.

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