by Nick Casarez | staff writer
As spring time approaches, so does baseball season. The Jag baseball team is just getting started with their 2012 season, and up until now its been mostly scrimmages with a tournament or two as well.
Most recently the Jags faced off against Central Catholic at Kahlig Park, a game in which they were in the driver’s seat for a majority of it, but let the win slip through their fingers by allowing Central Catholic to come back in the final inning. The end result may have been a Johnson loss, but the team showed a lot of potential, and so far have excited the fans and faithful about this season.
With a 4-1 record at the NISD tournament earlier in the year combined with solid showings at their scrimmages, the baseball team is making some noise and ensuring that everybody knows about them.
“It’s been good so far, I mean we’ve had the occasional hiccup, but that’s going to happen throughout a season. We just have to work hard and make them as few and far between as possible,” Tate Huebner said.
It may only be the beginning of the season, but Coach Geselle already has his boys working hard in the cages and out on the field.
“We’ve been practicing hard, but that’s good because we want to get better,” Ryan Matson said.
Every practice counts to as this Jags team is trying to fill the shoes of a team that last year, made it all the way to state playoffs, and were only stopped by defending champions Corpus Christi Carroll in the second round of state. They return a lot of talent, but the talent lost can’t be overlooked.
“The expectations are really high for us, but we want to come in and surprise everybody with just how well we do,” Huebner said