The Bethlehem Christian Academy baseball team is simply wanting to compete.
Rain and bad timing caused the Knights’ two scheduled games last week to be postponed. BCA is hoping to return to the field Thursday against region foe Nathanael Greene at home.
The lack of playing time has been frustrating for BCA coaches as well as players.
“We need to play,” coach Colby May said.
The Knights have not taken the field for a game since their 16-1 win against Monsignor Donovan on April 4.
Last week, BCA was scheduled to play Gatewood and John Hancock, but weather conditions once again would not cooperate. The games have been rescheduled, but another non-region game has been cancelled.
BCA was set to face defending Class AA champions Brentwood Saturday, but the Eagles had to cancel since they need the date to make up a region game which was rained out.
“I wanted us to play them because they are a really good team who would have given us a major test,” May said. “We are trying to schedule someone else for Saturday.”
It’s the nature of high school baseball to have numerous rainouts, postponements and rescheduled games. Such has been the case this spring for the Knights, the defending Class A champions.
BCA was on spring break last week, but the baseball team was able to have three practice sessions.
The Gatewood game from April 7 has been rescheduled for May 1. The region game with John Hancock from April 8 will likely be played as a doubleheader at BCA May 2, Coach May said.
The Knights have added a Saturday doubleheader against The Heritage School in Newnan beginning at noon.
The Knights are attempting to secure a No. 1 seed for the upcoming GISA Class A state baseball playoffs for the third consecutive seasons.
BCA advanced to the semfinals in 2012 and won the state title last spring.