By Mackenzie Wallace
Baseball season begun in February but the varsity baseball players and coaching staff met the season already ahead of the game, working through the summer and fall months to walk into the preseason tournaments with a winning mindset.
Preparation paid off, the varsity boys coming away with standings of 7-6 in the preseason. Using this foundation, they began district play against Churchill on March 11.
The extreme time and effort put into bettering their playing skills and learning to work smoothly and cohesively as a team could not be accomplished overnight.
“They’ve worked hard, playing all summer and all fall,” Jacob Raley, Madison head baseball coach said. “They’ve done everything we’ve asked of them, now it’s time to go out there and play.”
Before they could step out onto the field for a game however, the team spent countless hours in practices, working on team and individual skills. Raley went on to describe what a typical practice may look like.
“We start with defense work, working with individuals and then team defense,” Raley said. “Then we go through the offensive side, going through team work in offense as well. Usually we start practice with something fast paced.”
The coaching staff kept their expectations of the baseball players high, with the goal of becoming district champions at the forefront of their mind.
“As long as we get better every day and every week, we have a chance to do that,” Raley stated.
Be sure to stop by the playing field to support the baseball team before the season comes to an end on April 25.