Stropolo not happy with Rebel’s performance

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Riverside commits five errors and gets only three unearned runs in 10-3 loss to Destrehan Monday afternoon


Sports Editor

RESERVE-Monday afternoon was not a good day to be a fan of the Riverside Extra Inning Club.

It was not a good day to be a player either.

Behind a lackluster effort and five fielding errors, the Rebels fell to Destrehan, 10-3 Monday afternoon.

To further worsen things, the three runs that the Rebels got were all unearned.

A very unhappy Steve Stropolo said his team’s effort must improve and quickly.

“We just didn’t show up,” Stropolo said after the game. “We made five errors, we were lackadaisical and didn’t play with any enthusiasm. I don’t know if some of them want to play or not. We will find out an answer to that very quickly.”

Stropolo said he was not expecting the type of effort he got out of his club Monday afternoon.

“I was surprised,” Stropolo said. “They were given the opportunity to play the second best team in the highest classification in the state and make a good showing. You only play everybody one time so the one impression you leave is the one that they are going to live with. We didn’t make a real good impression today at all.”

Stropolo said if was a definitely a game that he hope his squad will forget quickly.

“They (Destrehan) hit the ball and we made errors,” Stropolo said. “Destrehan pushed across three runs in the second inning and four in the third inning. It was over with then.”

Cavin Richmond was the recipient of the poor fielding as he allowed all 10 runs in a losing effort.

“We messed up some plays on some balls and that in turn cost Cavin pitches,” Stropolo said. “They also hit him a couple of times as well.”

In the midst of a very busy week, Stropolo said his squad would find out what they are definitely made of.

“We will have played four games in three days this week,” Stropolo said. “We will play one game on Monday, we will have played two on Tuesday and a single game on Wednesday. We are getting to the meat of our schedule now.

“We are going to find out what we are made of. I really don’t know if a change in the batting order or lineup is what is needed to spark this team. I couldn’t tell you that right now. If you signed up to play, I would think that you would come out and play. Right now we are not doing that well.”