It all fell apart for the Cerritos College baseball Monday against Compton College.
Hitting was non-extinct pitching was horrible and defensively the team played sub-par in the 9-0 loss.
The Falcons lone hit came from the first batter of the 9th inning by third basemen Jake Mayoral.
This hopefully is rock bottom for them.
They just seem to be a little tight trying to be perfect when what they need to do is relax and have fun playing a game.
Head coach Jack Brooks said before the season started that if you can’t have fun playing a game and that is what baseball is just a game then why do you play.
The team in past season has been a vocal group when it is up to bat with the players in the dugout cheering on their teammates with then assistant coach Brooks leading the charge.
This season has been much different, players this season have seem to just be spectators watching and hoping and not being actively participating when on the bench.
Second basemen Max McEleney said that this season’s team has a different personality and he doesn’t feel that you have to be cheering the whole, but he admitted that when things are going bad that to get teammates pumped up and back into the game that he does think it is useful.
On the other hand assistant coach Anthony Moreno believes that not cheering from the dugout is a problem.
“If you wait until the sixth inning to start cheering for your teammates its too late, he said. “We have to be more vocal as a group, that really helps guys get going.”
Also in past seasons you would see guys after his at bat go over and talk to their teammates about what they saw from a particular pitcher, but not this season.
The coaches have stressed that the team needs to be better at making in game adjustments and this clearly a way it can do that.
Whatever the reason is for the slow start that the Falcon have had they need to go out and just have fun play a game that millions of children in America dream of playing at this level.