Russell County baseball wins Athletes of the Week - WRBL

Russell County baseball wins Athletes of the Week

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SEALE, Ala. -

The Russell County Warrior baseball team is in the middle of one of the most impressive winning streaks in recent memory, and for that, are our latest WRBL Athletes of the Week.

Russell County has used good pitching and timely hitting to win 24 straight games.

"Everybody's just picking each other up," said senior third baseman Anfernee Grier. "That's what makes our team so good."

The Warriors stumbled a bit coming out of the gate, but head coach Tony Rasmus said at the time that was expected. Since then, the club has taken off.

"The beginning, it started off a little rocky," said senior pitcher Jesse Nelson. "But after a few games and a few losses that shouldn't have happened, we came together and started playing more as a team and started filling in more of the little cracks that we needed to do in order to win the close games."

With just a handful of games remaining on the regular season schedule, Rasmus has said he's attempting to add at least one more before playoffs start. He says a state championship is the goal, and his team needs all the prep they can handle.

"If we don't win it all, I'll be disappointed, but I know there's some good teams in our way, so we're going to have to play good baseball," Rasmus said. "The way it always works is this: The team that makes the most mistakes usually loses, so we've got to eliminate mistakes and play good baseball the rest of the way to have a chance."

The Warriors will host Valley on Friday, part of a scheduled tripleheader.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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