Weather is wreaking havoc for the North Pulaski baseball and softball teams. Both Falcon teams were supposed to host the Jae Lynn Russell Tournament last weekend that couldn’t be played because of the weather. Games this week had to be rescheduled also.
Additionally because of the wet fields, they can’t get outside to practice and have to practice in the gym or hit in the batting cages. What they would like to see is a field.
“Most everybody is in the same boat, unless they have an indoor facility,” North Pulaski softball Coach Jack Casey said. “The girls are frustrated, and one of the senior said it felt like her freshman year when games were rained out every week.”
The softball team’s last competition was a doubleheader March 26 against Little Rock Christian. They have a good memory as they won18-3 and 16-2. The baseball team is not so fortunate losing 11-1 and 14-0.
“Their last memory is Little Rock Christian,” baseball Coach Michael Dean said. “We could get things turned around if we could get a game in. They are eager when they come to practice and their attitudes have been great.”
The baseball team was supposed to play at Des Arc on Monday, and the coach tried to get the field ready but it didn’t happen. Both teams had games scheduled against Little Rock Mills last Tuesday, but those will have to be postponed because of wet fields.
“We really wanted to get a game in and was hoping for Monday,” Dean said. “That would have been a good win for us.”
Dean’s focus is to get back to the fundamentals. He is perplexed as to why the Falcons (1-7) lost to Little Rock Christian by such a large margin.
“For a while we were losing 4-3, 4-2, 8-4,” he said. “All of a sudden, we have a game where nothing goes right—pitching, hitting, defense. If we can put those together with our attitudes, we’ll be all right.”
The softball team is 4-1 overall and undefeated (4-0) in conference play. Casey is noticing an upbeat attitude and has noticed there is talk in the school about how well they are doing. He is getting a better feel for the Falcons and says the pitching is getting better and the girls are getting more comfortable and gaining confidence. He pointed out that Morgan Rosbrough, Shayla Evans, Shelby Floyd, Brianna Escovido and Kelsey Seats are all performing well.
Both teams are scheduled for conference games against Jacksonville on Tuesday.