BY BRANDON BERMUDEZ
On Tuesday February 28, the Cowboys opened their season away against the Plantation High School Colonials.
In the first inning, the Cowboys had some nice hits and had gotten some singles to get on base, but eventually after the first they prevailed but in this inning they couldn’t get to home plate to score a run. Plantation couldn’t manage a hit in the first looked to change that in the second inning.
In the second inning the Cowboys came out determined and ready to put some points on the board. When they got to bat they were able to hit multiple singles and doubles that lead to multiple RBI’s for multiple players. The Cowboys were able to gain 8 runs in the second without allowing a single run by the Plantation Colonials.
The Cowboys looked to carry their momentum in the 3rd inning by adding a couple more runs making them go up 10-0. Before the game could be all said and done for Plantation looked to make a game out of it and they added their first run before getting their 3rd out. That made the score 10-1 heading into the 4th inning.
In the 4th inning neither team could put anything up. The Cowboys added a few more runs in the 5th inning with nice doubles and with great pitching by Jeremy Brower they stayed up 12-1. Cause of their captivating lead the game was ended early with a Cowboys win as they prepared for their district matchup on Friday.
The Cowboys faced off in an important District game against Hollywood Hills High School on Friday March 3. Both teams were anxious to come out with a win heading into the weekend and with Cooper City wanting to win as bad as Hollywood Hills, they looked to come out as strong and good as they did the previous game.
For the second game in a row to start the season the game was scoreless in the first inning,as a motivated Cowboys wanted to put points on the board in the second. During the second inning an RBI allowed the Cowboys to get their first run.
The third and the fourth innings were even better as the Cowboys wanted to build off that momentum and add a couple of more runs in the third. Also putting up 4 more in the fourth going up 7-0 before the fifth inning.
Great pitching by Douglas Weimann kept the Cowboys ahead and prevented Hollywood to gain any momentum with big hits. As both teams couldn’t make any runs home in the fifth, the Cowboys capitalized on the situation of Hollywood not scoring, and closed the sixth inning with 5 runs and the game was called an inning early because of the plus 10 differential. The Cowboys had successful first week winning both of their games and was the start of the season they needed, “to win the first two games is the way any team wants to start their season, nobody wants to lose a game and I believe this team could win every single one.” Weimann said. “For us, our eyes our set on a district championship, and to get there we have to take it a game at a time, but we still have to prove ourselves to MacArthur and Nova, our other district competition.” The team’s great start is hopefully an implication of the rest of their season.