The River Kings appear to be peaking at the right time. The win over Ankeny has been called an upset throughout Iowa; Cunningham attributed the latest boon to Clinton’s loose, no-pressure approach to the playoffs.
“Our mode has shifted from teaching skills and technique to focusing on the mental aspects,” he said.
With a battle of two deep hitting lineups ahead, don’t be surprised if a shootout breaks out. Clinton has fared well against similar teams, according to its coach.
“We feel pretty good against teams that are like us,” Cunningham said. “And we’re going to plan accordingly with our pitcher. Good pitching will always negate good hitting.”