Baseball defeats Gardner-Edgerton in first game of the season

The team won 6-2 on Tuesday, March 28

Allison Winker, JAG editor-in-chief

The baseball team opened their season with a win over Gardner-Edgerton at home on Tuesday, March 28, finishing the game with a score of 6-2.

According to junior left fielder Will Morris, the team spent multiple hours each day practicing both offense and defense in order to prepare for the season opener.

“To get ready we have been practicing 2-3 hours a day after school,” Morris said. “We’ve been doing a lot of defense work outside and a lot of hitting in the mornings inside, and we played a lot of practice games to help prepare us for actual live game play.”

Sophomore catcher Ethan Judd believed the team performed well given that it was the first time their new team played together.

“I think the whole team did well again since it was the first one of the season,” Judd said. “It’s always good to start the season with a win.”

Morris felt not only that the team did well as a whole, but also that he played well individually.

“I went 2-4 with two singles, two stolen bases and I scored two runs, so I was happy with that,” Morris said. “All around I thought [the team] looked really good on both offense and defense.”

According to Judd, in the future, the team needs to keep up their momentum throughout games.

“I think this season will be pretty good. I’m looking forward to the rest of it and seeing how we do,” Judd said. “We just need to keep our energy up throughout the whole game.”  

Despite the solid performance at the game, Morris thinks the team can continue improving on communication.

“For the rest of the season I think we can do a better job communicating on defense,” Morris said. “We did fine [during the game] but communication is key in baseball and we can always improve that.”

The team will play next on Thursday, March 30 at home against Basehor-Linwood.

 

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