BY JOSH COHEN
On Tuesday night, the Cooper City Cowboys took on the defending state champion Flanagan Falcons. The Falcons are one of the top teams in the district. In the first inning, Jared Heidt, a Cooper City starting pitcher, pitched well and prevented Flanagan from scoring a run. After the first inning, the score was 1-0 with the Cowboys up.
The Falcons raised their level of performance in the second inning, putting up nine runs in the top of the second. During this half of the inning, the Cowboys were forced to pull the starting pitcher and bring in some relief, much earlier than they could ever expect. In the bottom half of the inning, the Cowboys got some hits, but were only able to put up one more run on the board. The score heading into the third was 9-2 Falcons.
Flanagan kept their hitting magic going for the next two innings, scoring seven runs in the third and forth combined. The Cowboys made some costly mistakes and ended up down 16-3 after four innings.
After a scoreless top and bottom of the fifth inning, the game was called to an end and the Falcons ended up winning this baseball game 16-3. The Cowboys record fell to 1-2 with this loss to the 4-0 Flanagan Falcons. The pitching loss went to Heidt, lowering his record to 1-1, as a starter.