After overpowering Pulaski Academy two weeks, North Pulaski Coach Jack Casey thought the Falcons’ contest against Lonoke last Thursday would give him a true measure of his team. With some of the pieces missing, Casey still doesn’t have a true picture of his team.
Casey knew Lonoke was a good team. However, some of the starters didn’t play, and the Falcons (2-1) suffered an 18-3 setback.
“Lonoke is good, and I was expecting the Lonoke game to reveal some things about our team,” Casey said. “I thought we would do better. My issue is I have too many girls not showing up for practice then they can’t play in the game.”
Casey understands some of them have work obligations and is hoping that changes next week. The main thing about the Lonoke game is he couldn’t play who he needed to play.
In addition to several errors, Lonoke pitchers gave up 13 hits and 13 walks. Out of the 13 free bases, six of those scored. The Falcons got down quickly and after one inning were behind 8-0.
“Peyton Mullen got into trouble right off the bat,” Casey said. “By the time Morgan (Rosbrough) came in, we were too far gone.”
Rosbrough accounted for two of North Pulaski’s runs on a hit that went to the fence and scored two people. Casey also thinks she accounted for the other run and said she played well.
A positive not is that the girls who should have played the varsity game but didn’t played in the junior varsity game. In that contest, North Pulaski lost 4-3 and tallied four hits.
Because of spring break, the Falcons took this week off and go to Little Rock Christian for a conference doubleheader Tuesday.