Though it’s still a couple of days away, Academics Plus Coach Holland is looking forward to the Lady Falcons’ contest Friday against KIPP Delta.
That’s because he believes the Lady Falcons (0-6) have a legitimate chance of beating KIPP Delta. A victory would be a welcome occurrence.
"We are losing focus and need a win," Holland said. "I’ve been told they aren’t good at all. When we know we are better than someone we tend to play better."
After not playing for a week for various reasons, Academics Plus faced Mount Vernon-Enola in a doubleheader last Friday. The results were 17-0 and 15-0 defeats. Holland said Mount Vernon is comprised of 18 players of which 16 are seniors so the Lady Warhawks are much more experienced than the young Lady Falcons.
Academics Plus did hit the Lady Warhawk pitcher but just couldn’t score runs. Madison Prime notched a couple of hits and was at second base when Shynia O’Neal hit a ball up the middle to centerfielder. Holland was hoping Prime would score but had no idea the centerfielder could throw a bullet like she did. The Lady Warhawk catcher held onto the ball, and Prime was out.
In addition to Academics Plus getting some good hits, Lady Falcon pitcher Bailey Kirby did a good job of not walking batters. She was getting the Mount Vernon-Enola batters to hit the ball and at the Lady Falcon defense but they couldn’t make the routine plays.
Yesterday, Academics Plus faced Brinkley and Thursday meet Guy-Perkins before the showdown with KIPP Delta.