After multiple scrimmages and practicing hard, the the baseball season is in full swing for the Jags. After playing in the Border Olympics tournament in Laredo, the Jags still have the Kerrville and East Central tournaments left before they start district play on March 17th versus the Lee Volunteers.
“I feel confident going into a new season. We have played in multiple scrimmages and most recently played in the Border Olympics tournament where we won our first 3 games then the rest of the tournament was rained out. I think we have a really good team and a good chance to be one of the top teams in the district this season,” junior Bryce Faust said.
Players have to maintain a hard working body of work in and out of the season. Coaches help the players continually improve by getting them involved in the annual hit-a-thon and doing some other baseball drills.
“During the offseason, we ran and lifted a lot but in the past few months we have done more baseball related drills. We have also done stuff like the hit-a-thon, scrimmages and tournaments to help prepare us for this season,” junior Joseph Haight said.
The Jags baseball have players of all sorts. Players who can through a deadly curveball, hit the deep ball and some who can save a deep ball launched into the outfield. With all this talent they feel they can be successful because the players fill all the roles needed in order to win games.
“I think we will be a good team because everyone knows their role and how to fill it. We all get along really well and I think that this season will be a very successful season,” Faust said.
Due to a strong team chemistry, the team thinks that they can take the district by storm and even make a deep playoff run at the end of this season.
“I think we will do very well this season we have a good hard working team with good team chemistry and I think we will be a force to be wrecking with throughout this season,” Haight said.