This baseball season, there are a lot of seniors eager to give it their all. The team hosted Spring Creek at home field on March 14, coming up short the first game (15-14) but winning the second (8-7).
Senior, Jordan Parker hopes for the team to make it to the playoffs.
“I’d like our team to make the playoffs for the first time in a long time,” said Parker. “This year we are more of a team, we play for each other and not ourselves.”
Parker is excited to get closer to his team this year.
“I’m looking forward to the bonds with my teammates and coaches that’ll be made,” said Parker.
Senior, Josh Leveille sees potential in his team making it to regionals.
“My goals for the season are to better myself and help my team make it to regionals,” said Leveille. “I am most looking forward to growing as a team and seeing how far we can get throughout this season.”
The team has been playing together for years, but are much closer this year.
“This year we are more of a team and are much closer, as we have all been playing together for a long time,” said Leveille.
Senior, Dominic Kelley is looking forward to getting back on the field with his teammates.
“My goal is to be 100% and hopefully play a few games,” said Kelley. “I blew out my knee and cannot play yet but I am looking forward to getting back on the field with my friends.”
With different players come different goals and that is no different for this year's varsity baseball team. Junior Tristen Schmittel hoped that the team would grow in their skills enough to make it to the playoffs, a common goal shared by the entirety of the team.
“My personal goals for the season were to just make sure that everyone played like a team and backed each other up,” said Schmittel. “Team goals were to just try to win as many games as possible and make it to the playoffs.”
With all the fun of the sport also comes the bad, Schmittel dreaded the team making mistakes but appreciated the differences in warmups and the pushes that the coaches provided. He hopes that season will eventually resume so he can get back to playing.
“The most difficult part was when we would make errors,” said Schmittel. “We warm up differently from last year and the coaches know that we are capable of making it to playoffs so they push us hard sometimes and I think it was definitely our year to be able to get to playoffs and hopefully this virus passes by so we can continue on with our season.”
NOTE: This article was written prior to the announcement of the suspension of spring sports.