The weather has not been kind to the beginning of the spring sports season, with rain postponing several scrimmages this week. The Knights were finally able to take the field in their first scrimmage of the season, traveling to Berkeley. The Knights and Stags played a modified scrimmage which allowed both teams to see several players on the mound. In total the teams played nine innings. The Knights showed signs of promise in their first taste of competition. The pitching staff was able to keep the ball down and limited free passes to the Stags. They were also able to limit the mistakes defensively, minimizing some offensive chances the Stags had. At the plate Stratford showed good plate discipline throughout the contest and also showed some signs of a team that has gotten a year older and a year stronger with several hard hit balls including one leaving the yard.
The Knights will return to action Saturday when they travel to Cane Bay to play in a pre-season Jamboree. The Knights are scheduled to play at 1:00 PM. They will then travel next Tuesday to Colleton County, followed by a Wednesday scrimmage at home against Bishop England. The Knights will cap their scrimmage schedule Saturday, February 17th when they travel to Irmo.