Warriors set for big week

AMITE – Bad weather can put a damper on just about everything and that includes High School Baseball. Coach Jasper Bryant and his Amite Warriors Baseball Team has had to deal with a week of not playing a game and that is hard of his club.

“It’s just hard to do anything when the weather is like this. We were able to get in a little practice at the end of the week but it’s hard to establish any kind of consistency when you can’t get out there and play or practice.”

The Warriors enter this week’s action with a 5-7 overall record that includes a 0-1 start in district 10-3A play. Last week the Warriors were in good shape to start the district schedule with a win over Albany but Amite fell apart at the end of the game.

Amite was down just 3-2 in the sixth inning and then gave up five runs to the Hornets as they lost the game 8-2. Coach Bryant says that his team has to limit their mistakes. “We want to just give ourselves a chance to win. We can’t allow many mistakes if we are going to win games.”

Amite will play three games in four days this week as the Warriors faced district foe and 6th ranked Loranger on Monday, then Amite battled rival Independence on Tuesday here in Amite and the Warriors will conclude this week’s action with a game against the Bogalusa Lumberjacks.

Bryant says his team could have a very big week and get back in the thick of things in the district standings. “We feel like we can have a very good week if we don’t give games away. We can’t allow any big innings and if we do that we should go out and play well.”

Coach Bryant will likely lean on Kyle Bracey, William Mercier and Eric Sevin this week on the mound in the Warriors three baseball games. “We have been off for a week so everyone is ready to go. The players are working hard and if they continue to do so we will be ok.”

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