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Baseball finds early success

posted Apr 19, 2019, 9:22 AM by Andrew Tichy
By: Riley Swenson

Last season the Spuds baseball team had a quick exit from the section playoffs with two straight losses, one coming on their home field. But this year they are looking to change that. “We’re all looking forward to turning some heads,” said Junior catcher Wyatt Gunkel.

Unfortunately mother nature has other ideas. With there still being snow on the ground and the ground being so wet, the Spuds have yet to play a game or even practice outside. In fact last week one of their practices last week was spent shoveling off the field. But they won’t let that stop them. “The limited amount of space given is tough to work with . However I think our team has done a great job of taking advantage of every opportunity we’ve got to practice,” said Gunkel.

Although they haven’t got to do much outdoors, they’re not the only team who struggles with this. With a blizzard sweeping across the state, almost every field is covered with snow so the Spuds know they can’t make excuses. One challenge they face is they now have a limited amount of season left once they get started so they’ll have to get off to a fast start. The Spuds still believe they’re ready to go for the season and have big goals on their mind. When asked what the goal is for the season, Gunkel simply said “section championship”.