Baseball struggles with low numbers, lack of JV team


Sophomore Luke Budde pitches at home against Kewaskum. Underclassmen have been filling spots on varsity because of a lack of a JV team.

Greyson Blaauw, Reporter

For the last few years, the boys baseball team has only had enough players for a varsity team. This has led to a mostly sophomore and junior team with a few seniors and freshmen. 

“If we had enough players go out for baseball we could have a JV team and that would help the younger players get playing time and experience to help prepare them for varsity play,” Head Coach Mike Webb said. 

The team is currently 1-8. 

“Our games have been going alright, just a little rough off the start of the season. I feel like we just need to be locked in more towards the game,” outfielder Nick Tolentino said. 

The team holds practice inside and outside, depending on the weather. They practice plays that could occur during a game.

“We continuously work on the same things practice after practice: fly balls, ground balls, a lot of fielding. We also work on the offensive side with the correct batting approach, a lot of hitting and base running,“ Webb said.

Regardless of how the games are going, the team is working with the numbers and players they have to be better as a team. 

“We’re working on being good teammates and talking when we’re actually on the field.

 It’s a challenge we are adapting to,” sophomore Zeath Hoinacki said.
Their next game is against Randolph tonight at Randolph High school.