Jared Wood saw some discomfort, some intimidation in his South Callaway Bulldogs. Especially junior pitcher Smith Kemper, who took the mound for the Bulldogs in Thursday's game against the Jefferson City Jays.
"You could tell that when there was nobody on and he went off the stretch," Wood said. "... They were a good-hitting team and they hit the ball well."
"A little bit, just because it's been a week or a week and a half since I pitched, so I wasn't comfortable coming out of the windup," he said.Kemper surrendered three runs in the first as the Bulldogs fell to the Jays 6-0. It was the second loss in a row for South Callaway (8-2), which had won its previous 18 games and last season's Class 2 state championship.