As season progresses, Cosmos see improvements

Cosmos logoBy Ian Perrotta

At the midseason mark, things are heating up for the Hamtramck High Cosmos.

With a record of 3-7, the baseball team is beginning to come together as a whole. On Monday (May 3) the team played a high scoring game against Ecorse, winning 30-19. Freshmen Craig Bonner was the starting pitcher and went 3-4 at the plate with 4 RBIs. Senior Omar Thabet came in as the closer and had had nine strikeouts in three innings.

“We have a lot of young players on the team,” says Head Coach Carl Norin. “We just have to correct the fundamental errors we’re committing and I think we’ll do alright. I still have hopes of being .500 by the end of the season.”

The team’s game on Tuesday (May 4) didn’t go as well, when they lost 11-1 to Clarenceville. A doubleheader was played against Melvindale ADT yesterday (May 6) but the results were unavailable at press time. Their next matchup is also a doubleheader, this time at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe. The first game begins at 10:00 a.m. The Cosmos’ next home game is Thursday May 13 at 4:30 p.m. against Highland Park.

Elsewhere in the high school, the girls’ soccer team is currently 3-6 and is beginning to hit their stride. A few weeks ago, the young ladies played so well against Summit Academy that the game had to be ended early because of the mercy rule.

“The season is going really well and the girls are starting to learn to play real soccer,” says Head Coach Lauren Ealba. “They’re no longer out on the field just kicking the ball. They’ve developed a lot of skill.”

Adding to the cohesiveness of the team is senior Emina Alic, who was recently named team captain by Ealba. The team’s “go to girl,” Alic has proven herself to be a leader on the field. Ealba says her leadership should come into play in the team’s upcoming games, which she expects to be evenly matched.

“I think we’ve played a majority of our tough games,” she said, “so I’m pretty excited for the rest of the season.”

The team’s next games are today (May 7) against Redford Thurston and on Monday (May 10) against Harper Woods. Both games are at home and kickoff is at 4:30 p.m.

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