Cooper named MVP after leading Legacy past JBLN 3-2
By BUSTER LAING
Aneko Knowles and Leon Cooper combined on a five hitter to lead Legacy Baseball of Grand Bahama to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Junior Baseball League of Nassau in front of a noisy crowd in the final game of the 2012 Andre Rodgers Bahama Baseball Federation National Championships on Sunday Night, to repeat as champions in the College Division (25 & under).
In a great pitching duel between the Knowles/Cooper tandem and JBLN ace pitcher Lorenza Williams, who fired a one hitter but on three costly errors allowed Legacy to score all their runs in the second inning.
Cooper relieved Knowles in the third inning with his team leading 3-2 and pitched five scoreless innings while striking out seven batters in recording the save.
Cooper was also named Most Valuable Player of the championship game.
Shortstop Desmond Russell collected the only hit for Legacy going 1-3.
Knowles picked up the win giving up three hits, two runs and one strike out.
Ken Wood went 2-4 for JBLN.
© 2012 The Freeport News