09 May 2005

The Fabulous Rasmus Boys

Colby and Cory Rasmus
Photo courtesy BaseballAmerica

Funny how it took all season....all those games before I finally saw them play.

Russell County High School, just across the river a bit in Alabama, has been the No. 1 baseball team in America most of the season according to Baseball America, thanks in large part to the talented trio of Kasey Kiker, Colby and Cory Rasmus.

I could try to explain how good these guys are, but it's best to leave that to the experts.

With that, I finally got my first look at the Warriors on Friday in their State Playoff game 1 against Paul Bryant High (Tuscaloosa).

Long story, short...in the 2 innings I was there, they scored 6 runs, capped off by a Grand Slam by Kiker, to win 10-3.

Kirsten tells me that that was the worst she has seen them play all year...Frightening to think about.

BTW...Colby is the only senior, so next year, Cory and Kasey (widely considered already to be Alabama's top prep pitcher) will be around for their senior year, plus the youngest brother Cody Rasmus, only a freshman, will be back with a full season of seasoning under his belt.

Oh, yeah...one more thing:

Barring any of them leaving for big bonueses in the Draft, All 3 of them are committed to Auburn. In case you're wondering, Baseball America's pick for Player of the Year, Justin Bristow, also headed to the Plains.

War Eagle.
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