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March 23, 2014

Taking care of business

Bullock halts Diamond Hill's upset bid, leads Rams to 13-3 blowout



"Cameron did a good job," Barrick said. "He's played really well in right field and he hasn't had a chance yet to pitch in district, even though he's one of our top pitchers.


"He stepped back behind the plate and did a good job there. (On the inside the park homer) when I saw the guy miss the cutoff, I knew I was going to give him a chance at it and see what happened. It came at a big time in the game. It got their pitcher out and things kind of fell apart for them."


Bullock gave Mineral Wells a lead they would never relinquish, as the Rams proceeded to go on a nine-run tear in the ensuing inning to run-rule the Eagles and put another district win behind them.


Ultimately, Barrick said credit goes to the entire team for pulling together in the face of a true test to their will.


"It took us a little while to figure it out, but our kids came together and they played well tonight," he said. "They really competed for each other. I was real proud of the kids and the way we finished the game. Just a good, all around effort from everybody. It was a big win for us."


Awaiting the Rams next week is a Tuesday date with district rival Springtown at home. Barrick said his team's performance in that game could, to an extent, dictate the tone for the rest of their season.


"We need to come back and have a great practice on Monday and then defend our home turf against Springtown," he said. "If we defend our home turf in the first round of district, we're going to be sitting pretty in the second round. I like our chances against Springtown and if we can take care of business Tuesday, it sets up a heck of a showdown on Friday (against Kennedale)." 


First pitch of the Springtown game is set for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Pratt Field.

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