Baseball Preps Early, Builds Momentum

After a triumphant season and an amazing run all the way to CCS finals last year, the baseball team is ready to gear up again for another crack at the title. The season began as early as October with a variety of pre-season workouts for players who were looking to build up their game.

“We did a lot of running, we were constantly in the gym breaking a sweat,” senior Shuyo Chang said. “We definitely worked harder than a lot of teams this off-season.

After months of conditioning and heavy lifting, the team got together to focus on the transition from being a group of guys playing baseball together to being a CCS caliber baseball team. Teamwork and chemistry will be key this season for the Eagles.

“We are trying to establish team unity, since we have a lot of younger players coming up this season,” Shuyo said. “We need to come together, bond and play as a team to be successful.”

But the Eagles will need more than just team unity and bonding. They will be missing the help of two of their star players from last year: Mitch Keller and Matt Snider. This means that the team will have to rely on a better fielding defense and smarter at-bats in the other end.

“We want to make sure we do everything fundamentally correct and make sure everything is perfect,” senior Luke Wiechec said.

The group of younger players that have moved up to varsity will help the returning veterans make a big impact this season. Some of the key players for the job this year could be junior Steven McLean, senior Nolan O’Such and Luke. The team will attempt to continue to expand on their momentum from last season.

“This is Los Altos baseball, one of the top high school programs in all of high school baseball, so our goal is definitely to make CCS,” Luke said. “With this team in particular we definitely want to get back to CCS finals and take care of business.”