Phillies look to start winning ways

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 20, 2010

With the season only two games into the season, the Phillies are ready to take off.

The team, which is made up of 13 and 14 year olds, is a part of the Troy recreation Dixie Boys league, and assistant coach Scott Ross said he is seeing improvement each and every day.

“The guys are coming along in every aspect of the game,” he said.

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“We started off a little slow defensively, but we have gotten a lot better. Now we just need to get out bats going.”

The Phillies are currently 0-2, but Ross said he believes things will turn around for the team.

“This is the first time a lot of these guys have faced good pitching and it has effected them.

“All the teams in this league are matched up pretty well, which makes for really good competition. I know these kids will come around soon though,” the coach added.

So far this season, the team’s main strength in the field, according to Ross, but the Phillies’ bats are not far behind.

“We have been working on putting the ball in play and the guys having been doing a better job of it lately.” The Phillies will look for its first win of the season tonight against the Cardinals at 5:45 p.m.