No. 7 T-Birds fall to Fatima in semis, suffer first loss

Ryan Boland/FULTON SUN photo: North Callaway sophomore third baseman Jacob Kee waits for the throw from senior catcher Zak Kee as Fatima sophomore pitcher Patrick Schnieders steals third in the second inning of Tuesday’s semifinal.

Ryan Boland/FULTON SUN photo: North Callaway sophomore third baseman Jacob Kee waits for the throw from senior catcher Zak Kee as Fatima sophomore pitcher Patrick Schnieders steals third in the second inning of Tuesday’s semifinal.

Considering that he was leading a team with a zero — a goose egg — in the loss column, North Callaway head coach Kevin O’Neal didn’t have the best feeling about his Thunderbirds headed into the 17th-annual Fulton Tournament.

And no, it wasn’t just a coach being a coach. He had his reasons.

“We’re losing focus here and there, and hopefully a game like this will get us back on track,” O’Neal said. “But we definitely didn’t play our best game today.”

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