Starting Monday, February 27, the New Haven baseball team is starting up their 2017 season. Last season came with some ups and downs, including some home runs and close games. But, according to the boys, they are looking to make a statement.
Coach Scheer will determine spots on the team by seeing how the players do in the first week of practice. The roster will be set after that period of time.
Returning sophomore Cody Groner stated, “I think we will be a lot better this year and win some games. It should be a fun year.”
Another returning junior, Jake Wilson, exclaimed, “I’m looking forward to getting back to my favorite time of the year, and playing the game that I love!”
Senior Aaron Penning also stated, “I’m hoping that we can improve our record and win some games. However, our ultimate goal is to win a district title.”
Finally, Coach Scheer pronounced, "This season will certainly be interesting with the new pitch count restrictions. Games will have to be coached in a different manner than in the past. Our team is going to be relatively young in terms of varsity experience, as we graduated seven starters from last season. That makes for good competition for a starting position, and I'm looking for players to work hard and improve to earn those positions."
The Shamrocks start off the new season with the Fours Rivers Baseball Classic here at New Haven on March 17, 2017.
Best of luck this season, boys.