Casey baseball team comes home
The Casey County baseball team has been around the block a time or two.
The Rebels have played in Somerset, Mount Vernon and Monticello. They have played in Richmond and Berea, in Greensburg and Harrodsburg, in Nicholasville and Danville. But until tonight, they hadn’t played in Liberty.
After 13 games on the road and five at neutral sites, Casey started the second half of the season with its first home game tonight. Some poorly timed field work didn’t leave enough time for new grass to grow, and the Rebels were unable to practice or play on their home turf until this week.
The team had been practicing at Gate Way Park, and all of its early-season home games either became road games or were canceled. Just before spring break, first-year coach Todd Carman was making plans to make a few repairs and improvements at Gate Way that would make that field acceptable for high school play, including fixing some holes in the fences and building a pitcher’s mound. But when he found out the team could soon return to its own field, those moves became unnecessary.
The Rebels held their own while playing out of town with an 8-10 record that included a 4-0 run in a wood-bat tournament at Model and an extra-inning win over 47th District rival Rockcastle County earlier this week. Pulaski County spoiled their home opener by beating them 9-4, but Casey will have another chance to win at home tonight against Adair County, and 14 of the 19 games remaining on its schedule will be at home. I’m sure the bus driver can use a break.