“They are a good hitting team and I knew the second and third time they were going to make adjustments,” Hambor said.
The game was extra special for Hambor, a Cockeysville resident whose son, Jake, plays for the Lions as a reserve outfielder.
“He doesn’t start and I didn’t think he would play and I had no problem with them putting him in or not,” coach Hambor said. “He’s not starting right now, so he’s just biding his time like everybody else.”
Meanwhile, the Comets have been rolling along, with a loss to Eastern Tech as the team’s only league blemish.
Playing fundamental ball has been the tonic for success.
“You don’t have to make the great plays, making the basic plays is what we did today,” said Hambor, who praised defensive plays made by third baseman Bruno, shortstop Getzendanner and first baseman Sheppard. “All those plays are great plays, but they are fundamental plays, you are supposed to make and we made them. If we do that, we are going to be in every game.”
Dulaney’s Wolfsheimer has seen that more often then not this season.
“The ball went their way, but we didn’t help ourselves with the walks and the errors. That is never going to help you out.”
The two teams could meet again in the postseason and papa Hambor would have no problem facing his son’s team again.
“They are in our region,” Hambor said. “I hope we do play them again. I would love to play them again.”
Wolfsheimer shares the same sentiments.
“I know Rich,” Wolfsheimer said. “He’s a good friend of mine. I know this game meant a lot to him, just like it meant a lot to us. They got this one and I hope we get a chance to see them in the playoffs.”