April 27, 2012 — Two nights, four wins.
That is the story for the Rowan County Middle School baseball team, picking up two wins over Morgan County on Monday, before tallying two more against rival Fleming County the following night.
Cameron Planck helped to provide the proverbial punch the young Vikings needed to take down Fleming on Tuesday, defeating the Cougars 6-4 in the opening bout.
Pitching was not the only plus for RCMS’s boys on the night, with impressive fielding by Devin Helvey to help seal the deal for the Vikes.
Helvey also put on quite the show in the batters box against the Panthers, as he went three for four at the plate while thieving two stolen bases for the boys in green.
Game two gave fans memories to take home with them.
A determined Fleming County squad appeared to have made the ultimate turnaround when it led the Vikings by five runs to start the final frame.
Down 7-3, a series of Rowan hits resulted in runs for Trey Barber, Nick Anderson, Spencer Price, Skylar Haddix and Blake Carver, making for a dramatic 8-7 win.
Rowan County Middle School coach Mike Kash said his team is making dramatic strides of improvement with each game they play.
“I see us getting remarkably better each and every time we take the field,” Kash said. “These boys want to win and love to play baseball, plus they are always looking to improve on anything they can. If we continue to work hard I think we will continue to play good baseball.”
This weekend, RCMS travels to Montgomery County for the Diamond Classic.
We will have more on the Vikings voyage to Mt. Sterling in next Tuesday’s sports section.
Grant Stevens can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at 784-4116.