Varsity baseball goes into the season with high expectations

With the start of spring comes the start of spring sports, including boy’s baseball. After losing some key seniors last year including Cole Koonce and Carter Davis, the team has high hopes for their younger team.

“[The goal is to] just go as far as we can and try and win a state championship,” Brady Picarelli, 11, said.

Along with the state ring, the team has been focusing on practice to try to have a mistake-free season.

“Our big goal, of course, is to win the state. And I think just don’t make any mistakes, is the thing we keep saying. Like limit our mistakes,” Carter Luft, 11, said.

As many say, practice makes perfect, and the baseball team is no exception. They have been working hard both on and off the field to excel this season.

“We’ve been working hard in practice, we’ve hit every day and field and just trying to get better,” Picarelli said.

Rather than focusing on the big picture, the baseball team has focused on the minute details as well to help them go far.

“Just focusing on the little things, the fundamentals and just repping everything thoroughly every day and not taking any shortcuts,” Luft said.

The team took a hard hit after losing key seniors last year, but they don’t plan to let it affect them.

“It’s tough, we had a lot of good years last year. But we brought up a lot of sophomores this year so we have a lot of talent which is really good, so they’re helping fill those spots,” Luft said.

Regardless of their young team, the boys believe they will still go far.

“I think we have a really good team. We’re really young, so we will have a good team next year as well. I think our team is really good for not having much experience,” Picarelli said.