Rams face the cold weather and pull off a close win against Cameron University

Team work allows rams to power through weather conditions

By Cameron Niblock
On March 6, 2015

Phot by Marsalis Mahome: Outfielder Nehwon Norkeh made a homerun saving catch to end the
first inning during the baseball series sweep againt Cameron. Norkeh
was also named LSC hitter of the week for his outstanding performance;
he currently leads the LSC with 4 homeruns.

Rams strike out Cameron University with a 5-4 win on March 1, despite playing through a harsh cold front.

Brett David, senior, caught a great fly ball during the top of the second inning and the Rams defense continued to play well, securing plays and eliminating threats throughout the game.

While on offense, Paxton DeLaGarza, junior, hit a double hitter which led Nehwon Norkeh, sophomore, to score the first run of the game.

“I think it’s an entertaining game,” Josh Crumley, sophomore, said. “It’s definitely a pitchers’ duel.”

The bottom of the fifth inning brought about the defining moments for the Rams.

Cameron Massengill, senior, stepped up to loaded bases and with a precise hit, gave Norkeh the opportunity to score the second run. Derek Tyner, senior, performed a sacrifice fly, allowing DeLaGarza to make yet another run. The Rams secured their final run of the inning when David sent the ball flying, allowing Massengill to score.

Despite the harsh weather the Rams were able to continue making plays and keep up a presence on defense.

“I definitely believe that the weather played a very strong effect on defense for sure,” Vincent Salazar, junior, said. “Our teams did really well to adapt to these kinds of conditions.”

The Rams continued to be persistent with their offense and defense on the field.

It comes down to our ability offensively, and seeing if our team can keep up on defense with catching fly balls, Salazar said.

Having support from fans can always warm up the performance of the players. A few brave students came out to show their support during the frosty game.

“I like to see a competitive game,” Crumley said, “I like to see the strategy behind it; not just the physical aspect, but the mental aspect.”

Regarding the future of the Rams season, many supporters are optimistic as the team advances closer to the Lone Star Conference.

“This game heightened my expectations of how we will perform at the Lone Star Conference,” Salazar said.

The Rams went on to win all of their games against Cameron University with a 6-3 win on March 1 and a 4-2 win in the first game followed by a 6-5 win in the second during their doubleheader on March 2. The Rams currently hold a 14-1 record for this season, leaving fans optimistic about the team’s future.

“I think we are going to have a really strong year,” Salazar said.

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