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April 10, 2014

Rams climb on

Mineral Wells tramples Lake Worth, 11-0, to remain tied for first in district


Many Rams stood out in the lineup, as seven of nine starters got at least one hit and four players had at least two RBIs. The top four of the order were particularly lethal, as Barrick has often said they need to be for the Rams to play their best.

Batting cleanup, Paden Patino went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Braxton Allen finished a perfect 1-for-1 with a triple, two walks and two runs scored.

But perhaps the players who provided the most impact were two young men who had to sit out of the Castleberry game: senior Colby Kissinger and sophomore McCain Mason.

Kissinger gashed the Frogs, finishing 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run. Mason, on the other hand, was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and a team-high three RBIs.

Barrick and Bullock both said the great hitting night was magnified and a major confidence booster after the offensive struggle that was the Castlberry game.

"It was big," Bullock said. "We've got to hit the ball to win."

"Castleberry was a frustrating game for us" Barrick said. "That umpire's strike zone was huge and our guys were just going out there and swinging at everything, because we weren't quite sure what was going to be a strike and what wasn't. Their pitcher did a good job of taking what the umpire gave him. 

"We had an umpire tonight that closed down the zone and made them throw it over the plate. When they throw it over the plate, our guys do pretty good. 

"It was good for our confidence. We needed a game like tonight to get our confidence back. Hopefully we can continue to build on it as we go throught the second half of district. I like where we're at."

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