By Corey McKinney
It’s finally baseball season at Copiah Academy, and the excitement is in the air. Head coach Stephen Cooksey starts his second season coaching the Colonels and hopes for a much better outcome, as his team finished the 2013 season with a 5-18 record.
“We have a young team this year. This is the first year I’ve coached a team without an eighteen-year-old on the team,” Cooksey mentioned.
The young team started off the year with a fill-in game against East Rankin last Friday. The original game scheduled for Hartfield Academy was moved due to the fact Hartfield was playing for a state championship in basketball. East Rankin filled in and took the challenge, only to lose to the Colonels, 6-5.
East Rankin would start off the first inning with one run to take the early lead. The score would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the third, where sophomore Weston Acey would hit a 2 RBI double, bringing home Zane Frazier from third and Colton Meadows from first. The Colonels would then add another run in the bottom of the fourth, where Ryan Drew would hit a RBI double, knocking in his younger brother, Kyle Drew. The Colonels now lead 3-1.
East Rankin wasn’t going away so fast. The Patriots put together a few hits in the top if the sixth to tie the game up at 3. The Colonels answered in a big way in the bottom of the sixth when freshman Colton Meadows hit a 2 run bomb to left center to regain the lead for the Colonels.
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