Cougars hang tough with Air Force
February 4- The first two games in the history of CCU Baseball took place this afternoon at the baseball stadium located on the campus of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. The young Cougar squad gave an inspiring performance and gave notice of their arrival into the highly competitive world of college baseball. In Game One of the doubleheader, against the Div. I Falcons, two costly errors and some spotty hitting overshadowed a gutsy pitching performance by freshman Bud Wilborn (Albuquerque, NM), as CCU dropped the game, 0-5.
In the second game, the Cougars were led by the superb pitching of freshman David Hendricks (Dallas, TX), who threw a 2-hitter as the Cougars outhit the Falcons 8-2. However, CCU suffered from some untimely hitting and from a controversial call at the plate that helped to seal their fate in a heartbreaking 1-2 loss. The afternoon was quite a showing for a team loaded with freshmen, beginning the progam's first season, against a veteran Div. I program. It portends of better things to come for CCU Baseball.
Note: David Hendricks played his high school ball for the Dallas HSAA Angels, a homeschool team that competes in the Homeschool World Series Association. During Hendricks' senior season, the Dallas Angels placed 1st at the HWSA Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.