For the first time in over a
decade, Bacon County High
School’s baseball program is
coming off back-to-back losing
seasons.
BCHS went 8-17 last season
following a 9-13 record in 2012.
The Red Raiders have not experienced
this type of losing since
before the state championship
season of 2004.
Head coach Derek James
hopes to get the program back
on track this year and in the
Class AA state playoffs for the
fi rst time since 2011, the last
year the Red Raiders won a region
title.
Things could be a little tough
early on with a lot of young,
inexperienced players getting
tossed in the fi re.
Bacon County started the
year with a scrimmage on Friday
against Class A defending
state champion Charlton
County. After a close game for
four innings, the Indians pulled
away to win 16-1 capping the
night with a grandslam homer
in the seventh.
“Charlton County has got
to be the front-runner in Class
A,” said James. “Our (coaches)
number one goal for the scrimmage
was just to see where we
needed work and to play a lot of
folks. We were able to do that.
“But the thing that I was
most disappointed in was the
fact that we didn’t get up off
the deck after Charlton took the
lead. That’s a concern.”
For the complete story, see this week's Times.