With Seven Juniors on Varsity, a Young Baseball Team Hopes to Have Another Run in Playoffs


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Addy Bates, Reporter

District champions, State champions and to make it to the Dell Diamond are only a few of the goals the 2018 baseball team has in mind.

Last year, the team made it to the playoffs, eventually losing to Tomball in the third round. This season, the varsity team is hoping to leave their mark and make another run in the state playoffs, according to senior Travis Harvey. The team is preparing mentally and physically for the goal.

“After tournament season, we’ll get a little experience under our belt,”  Harvey said. “I expect us to make a good run in playoffs.”

Harvey, who has been playing since the age of five, says that the team will especially need to prepare mentally in order to be successful against the tougher competition this year, such as Georgetown High School.

“We’ll need to mentally prepare during practice and put it in our heads that it’ll be a tough game that week,” Harvey said. “We’ll need to give 100 percent that week.”

New members, such as freshman shortstop Ryder Hernandez, are also hoping to have a positive impact on this year’s team.

“I want to be the best next man up whenever they need me and I want to help the guys get some wins,” Hernandez said.

Senior middle infielder Nathan Pish said he is looking forward to this upcoming season, especially against Georgetown, who they will play at least twice, and hopes to help the team be successful.

“I hope to bring a solid defensive middle infielder to the table and a solid hitter to the middle of the line up,” Pish said.

Pish, who has also been playing since the age of five, is hoping that this season is the year that the varsity team wins state. He also says that this year could be the year due to the team’s good chemistry.

“We’ve grown up together and played a lot, but we’re finally clicking together,” Pish said.

The regular season starts on March 13 with the first district game against Bastrop.

“I want to gain experience and to have fun with the guys,” Hernandez said. “I’m ready to win a lot of games.