Off To A Striking Start

With baseball season starting, the team reflects on the season and their hopes for the future

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  • "I like third base because there’s a lot of action, you get to make a lot of throws and have a lot of opportunities to make plays," junior John Stabinsky said.

    Samantha Fisher

  • “Early in the process of getting ready for the highschool season, I always try to focus on the fundamentals before tuning it up as the season gets closer,” senior Alex Corbeil said.

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  • "Coach has been having me play shortstop because our senior shortstop has a hurt arm, but I’ve been having fun filling in," sophomore CJ Noon said.

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  • “I play centerfield, and I like having a lot of freedom to go chase down balls that people don’t except to be caught,” senior Ben Boyer said.

    Samantha Fisher

  • “To prepare for the season, I really tried focusing on things I could improve on, especially mentally. Each game, I’ve been trying to stay focused while still having fun with my team,” senior Matt Fairless said.

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  • “The team has been practicing a lot to prepare for important upcoming games, and perfecting plays as much as we can,” junior David Selemba said.

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  • “I’m really looking forward to the team building and seeing how well we play throughout the season,” junior Ben Benson said.

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  • “I’ve played first base since I can remember. I’ve always loved it. I like all of the action I get in infield throughout the season,” senior Brendan Mayer said.

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Spring has finally arrived, which not only means hopefully leaving the winter weather behind but also means that baseball season is in full gear. Although the season just started a couple of weeks before spring break, the team has played five games already and have come out with four wins and one loss. Winning regular season games is not all the team hopes for though, as the team is hoping to win some playoff games as well.

“Playoffs [is something] I’m really looking forward to this season,” junior Corey Victor said. “We’re trying to get better as a team and a whole so we can make it to regionals.”

The team has a lot of time before playoff games start at the end of the season. The guys were not only looking forward to playoffs, but many of them were also looking forward to being back on the team.

“The team comradery is my favorite thing for sure about playing baseball,” Victor said. “I [was looking forward to] being back with the guys.”

Junior Ben Benson has some different ideas than Victor as to what he was looking forward to going into this season.

“I’m looking forward to the team-building as a whole throughout the season,” Benson said.

What Benson and Victor do have in common though is thinking about playoffs early into the season. Playoffs seem to be on the mind of quite a few players on the team as not only Victor shared his excitement about them, but Benson as well.

“I’m also excited to see if we keep winning our games, how far we’ll go and how we’ll do in playoffs, hopefully, we make it to regionals.”

As the slogan goes; “winning isn’t everything” and winning games and doing well in playoffs isn’t the only reason Benson is playing the sport. His love for his team seems to outweigh everything else.

“The sport is fun and I love it but my favorite thing about baseball is the teammates, the bond you make with them throughout the season,” Benson said.

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