Esko, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- With snow once again making getting outside for practice and games difficult, the Esko and South Ridge baseball teams got creative on Wednesday afternoon to get in some competition.
The Eskomos and Panthers played a simulated game at Esko High School, using live pitching in batting cages to earn points based on a system designed by coaches of the two teams.
Esko came away the winners, 31-26, but everybody involved said the day was about doing something different for the players.
"It gives us a chance to see some different pitchers in a controlled environment," Esko head coach Ben Haugen said. "It's not ideal, but I think the kids are having fun with it."
"It gets old going against the same batting practice pitcher every day," South Ridge sophomore Reid Clark said. "Coming here, we're meeting some new guys and getting some swings in. It's fun."