By Bryan Davis
For many people, Spring Break means a much-needed rest from work or even athletics. For the West Point Diamond Wave team, the week-long holiday will include some much-needed games.
Thanks to a series of rain storms, West Point’s baseball games have been rained out over the last week. The team is hoping to make up ground over Spring Break in order to be prepared for their first district game on March 22 against Saltillo.
“We need to play in a bad way,” said head coach Buddy Wyers on Wednesday.
Wyers was able to schedule some Thursday night varsity action to go along with today’s game at Columbus and tomorrow’s contest at Hamilton. Wyers is not the only one who sees a need to get back on the field. He says that his players are ready to face live pitching again as well.
“I know I’m ready, and these coaches are ready,” Wyers said. “Our guys are eager to play just like we are. It’s very important we get back on the field and play.”
The Diamond Wave will be busy the last three days of Spring Break. Those are the games they know about for sure right now.
West Point is slated to play three games in the Alcorn Central Tournament. Next Thursday, they will play Alcorn Central, and they will play a pair of back-to-back games against Tishomingo and Ripley on Friday.
Wyers said that there might be at least one more game played during the break, a game that was rained out when West Point was supposed to play in the Hatley Tournament last week.
Today’s game s at Columbus are scheduled to stat at 4 p p.m. Tomorrow’s game at Hamilton will start at 1 p.m.