Oh, Riley: Indians slam Ottawa to split doubleheader

Iola AA Indians first baseman Cooper Riley hit a grand slam for the the American Legion squad in a 13-3 win over Ottawa Tuesday. Riley also had two hits in the first game, a 3-2 loss.



June 9, 2021 - 10:44 AM

Cooper Riley connects for a grand slam Tuesday for the Iola AA Indians in a 13-3 win over Ottawa. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

As Iola’s Cooper Riley strode to the plate with the bases loaded Tuesday evening, AA Indians head coach John Taylor had a thought.

“He had hit the ball really well in our first game,” Taylor said. “When the bases got loaded, I said, if we want anybody up to bat, it’s Cooper.”

Sure enough, Riley blasted the first pitch he saw over the left field fence for a grand slam, the key blast in the Iola Indians’ 13-3 victory over visiting Ottawa.

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