Overthrowing the Governors


Antonio Majstorov (12) crosses home plate against the Morton Governors on Monday, May 27. The Tribe took the 12-2 W in the Sectional semifinal.

Survive and advance.

The omniscient tournament modus operandi gave the Tribe an extra spark in yesterday’s 12-2 slaughter of the Hammond Morton Governors.

“We were able to get our starting batters out in the sixth inning and get some food,” Coach Jeff Sandor said.

The offensive onslaught kicked off when Ryan Burvan (12) tripled in the first at-bat of the game. It did not cease until the final out.

“Our offense was the key. We scored a lot of runs,” Antonio Majstorov said.

The matinee was originally scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m., but was pushed back four hours due to inclement weather. The Tribe, who never trailed in the contest, kept their cool.

“We put together a schedule that allows us to be able to be used to doing this. We played Indianapolis Cathedral twice, Carmel twice and Lawrence Central twice,” Coach Jeff Sandor said.

The boys in blue honored the late great Jim Valvano’s legendary words: They survived and advanced.



This story can be read on my blog, the Jimtionary.