Fort Campbell Courier
Fort Campbell, KY | March 17, 2016
When a sports team is young, it goes through many ups and down as it makes its way to a point of growth and stability. Reaching that point, however, can be difficult when a team finds itself in a perpetual state of transition. Such is the life for high school sports teams on military installations.
The Fort Campbell High School baseball team hosted the Crittenden County Rockets Tuesday. Although the Falcons did their best to hold off their contenders, the game was called at the close of the fifth inning following a 24-0 shutout.
The shaky start to the season arrived after a couple of weeks of shaky preparation, according to Falcon baseball head coach Lance Loeffler.
"We've had a lot of rain days," he said. "That means we've had a lot of practice days in the gym. No matter how hard you try, practicing in the gym is just not very conducive to baseball. But we've done our best with what we had." In addition to the dampened practice conditions, Loeffler said the team is once again dealing with the challenges of fresh faces and inexperience. With precious few upperclassmen available to mentor the new team members, he said the Falcons can expect a good deal of learning curves this season.