Rams set for two big games with Calhoun
Kemper Academy had a tough week in baseball last week losing two big games, one of which was to a district opponent, Sylva Bay Academy.
Sylva Bay defeated KA, 16-4. The Saints quickly jumped out to a 9-0 lead after five innings, with Kemper not scoring their first run until the sixth when Landon Dixon singled to score Kix Wilson and Cooper Thornton tripled to score Eli Weaver and Dixon. The Rams were only able to record six hits which came from Casen Holmes, Blake Hutcherson, Wilson, Weaver, Dixon, and Thornton. The Rams gave up twelve hits and four errors.
The Rams evened their division record at 1-1 on Friday, defeating Newton County Academy, 14-4. Holmes pitched well and was a big part of the win. Coach Colt Kilpatrick gave credit to the offense and Holmes for the win.
At the plate the Rams were hot, recording 12 hits in just six innings. It was the six run third inning, that really gave the rRms a push. The inning was capped off with Wilson stealing home.
On Saturday, the Rams dropped a 17-5 non-district loss to Clinton Christian. The game only lasted three innings and not much went well defensively for the Rams. On offense the Rams recorded seven hits. Kilpatrick is aware that experience has a lot to do with the tough week as the majority of his team is underclassmen.
“They have to learn to be consistent”, Kilpatrick says. The Rams will look this week to get where they want to be, with two games against Calhoun Academy next week. They will host Calhoun Friday, and travel to Calhoun on Tuesday.