"We'll take the weekend, get away a little bit and come back refocused on Monday. I think the kids have the right attitude. They're hungry. They wanted to go undefeated. It just didn't work out that way. I really look for us to play well on Tuesday."
Tuesday the Rams draw a home matchup against the Lake Worth Bullfrogs to open the second and final half of the district slate. In their previous meeting, the Rams rallied to beat the Bullfrogs, 3-2, thanks to some late-game heroics by Frank Jackson and Kissinger and a solid pitching performance from Braxton Allen to close things out.
Heading into their second meeting with Lake Worth, Barrick said he told his team nothing has changed.
"We'll take this game and learn from it," he said. "We've got five games left and we need to run the table in the next five. If we do that, then all's forgotten and nobody remembers this.
"We've just got to make sure that we take care of our business, take care of ourselves and our team and we do what we need to do to come out and be the best that we can be. When we play the best we can I like our chances in every game."
First pitch of the Lake Worth game is set for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Pratt Field.