KA eyes playoffs after tough week on field
It was a tough week for the Rams, as they went 0-3 on the week and 0-2 in division play. The first loss was to Sylva Bay on Tuesday, as the Rams fell 7-5.
The defense showed much improvement, only giving up one error. Zane Knight was on the mound for the Rams , and pitched a complete game, where he gave up just seven hits. Knight struck out five batters.
The Rams struggled against Calhoun , losing 16-0. The Rams pitched four different pitchers: Casen Holmes, Landon Dixon, Cooper Thornton, and Eli Weaver. The Rams hits were accounted for by Holmes, Knight, and Kix Wilson.
The Rams saw a very similar day at the plate on Saturday, in their 10-0 loss to Pickens Academy. The Rams only recorded three hits, which were accounted for by Blake Hutcherson, Nick Dawkins, and Weaver. The defensive side showed improvement with Weaver starting on the mound and Thornton finishing, however the two combined for five earned runs and two strikeouts, with only giving up seven hits.
Coach Kilpatrick was not disappointed in the defensive performance this week, as he likes to see earned runs instead of unearned runs. ¨We just could not get anything to go our way offensively,” Kilpatrick said. With the regular season ending tomorrow in a match for the three seed against Newton, the Rams will likely face either North Sunflower Academy or Greenville Christian, in the first round. Kilpatrick made it a goal at the beginning of the season to advance past the first round so we will see soon if the Rams can make that true.