Rams pick up after home losses

Home game stretch continues this weekend

By Ryan Everheart
On March 28, 2014

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After winning one game in their eight-game home stand, the Rams are not giving up.  

The Rams faced Texas A&M Kingsville. They lost the first two games, but came back on the third game and won 3-2.

"We have to stop giving runs away and we've got to take the opportunities when they are available, and we just didn't do that," Head Coach Kevin Brooks said.

The Rams ended the series Sunday with a loss of 6-3 to the Javelinas.

"Baseball is a game of failure," pitcher Jake Feckley said.  "A good hitter hits a batting average of 300 and fails 70 percent of the time and is still considered good. A big part of it is how you respond to failure."

Despite their recent losses, the Rams have a 17-12 overall record and a 7-9 record in conference play.

Brooks said that the motivation in his team is 100 percent there, but the team needs a little work on fielding the ball, throwing strikes, and getting a couple of hits.  

"Every game counts as one, so we just need to look at Friday night and have a good week of practice," Feckley said. "We really need to improve on some of the things we haven't done well."

Brooks said the team has improved on the amount of strikeouts that are being made, but there still some things that need tweaking.

"We've had a lot of close games all year," Brooks said. "Earlier in the season we found a way to win those. Unfortunately, we have made mistakes that have caused us to go down the other road."

Feckley said the Rams are continuing to do the same things in practice in hopes that they will come together as a team.

The Rams now have their sights set on Eastern New Mexico University, a team they have yet to play this season.

Eastern New Mexico is currently 15-13 overall and 5-11 in conference play.

The Rams will face the Hounds  Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Foster Field.

"We need to make something good happen early," Brooks said. "We need to throw strikes and we need to have one of those games where we explode of hits."

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