Covering the Bases


Drake Ives

Zachary Williams (12) pitches the ball to the opponent from Liberty High School. “The most important thing when pitching is getting ahead in the count and working the strike zone,” said Williams.

Katie Ridings, Contributing Writer

As the game starts all people see are the runs and plays. What they do not see is the hard practices, time, and effort that are put into making those plays happen. Baseball is not a sport where just one player supports the whole team. There are multiple different positions that factor in attaining a win.
A major part of keeping the team focused is the coaches. They push the players to be their best and improve throughout the season. Mr. Simpson, the varsity baseball coach, was asked how it is coaching this season’s team. He said, “This year’s team are very coachable, hard-working, and a breath of fresh air. They are a joy to be around on a daily basis.” That joy is not just a feeling that is felt from the coaches. The joy is transferred from player to player as they work towards a win.
The varsity baseball team currently has a record of 10-12. The team is also going into Districts starting this week. The first game of Districts is Tuesday, May 18, at Pattonville against Hazelwood West.