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Baseball Optimistic With New Season On Deck

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Junior infielder Aidan Kelleher hits a ball back up the middle in a win over Monta Vista. After missing CCS last year, the baseball team is looking to bounce back this season. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

Junior infielder Aidan Kelleher hits a ball back up the middle in a win over Monta Vista. After missing CCS last year, the baseball team is looking to bounce back this season. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

Junior infielder Aidan Kelleher hits a ball back up the middle in a win over Monta Vista. After missing CCS last year, the baseball team is looking to bounce back this season. Photo by Kunal Pandit.

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Any baseball fan will tell you that the game has more parity than any other sport — it is very true that anyone can beat anyone on any given day. As of press deadline, the baseball team is 4-2, and is hoping for positive results in a league where nothing is ever certain.

“This year we look to improve on situational hitting to cash in on the opportunities we have to score runs,” junior catcher Brendon Ng said. “I think we have a much better vibe this year with a lot of team chemistry that will help us have success through our season.”

With ten seniors, eight juniors and four sophomores, the team is one of the largest in the league and includes both talent and experience. Many of the athletes on the team began off-season training during December, so going into the current season, the Eagles are very prepared to pursure a rewarding season.

“Our team has excellent pitching and a solid defense that will give ourselves a chance to win almost every game,” Brendon said. “It’s hard to point out a specific weakness this early in the season, but we need to do a better job staying energetic and focused throughout all seven innings.”

In their previous season, the Eagles faced many one-run losses due to their failure to capitalize on the team’s talent. They ended the season with a 14-18 record, earning seventh out of eight teams in league and failed to make CCS.

“This season we want to take advantage of the talent we have on our team and make it to the CCS tournament,” Brendon said. “We want to compete and improve every game to give us a chance to reach and possibly win [CCS].”

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