Baseball Team preparing for rest of season

Baseball Team preparing for rest of season

Sean Callaghan, Sports reporter

This year’s baseball team is just starting the season, and are ready to hit their stride. Like many Michigan City teams, they have some struggle when it comes to tough teams in the always very competitive Duneland Athletic Conference (DAC). Having games outside of the conference is helping them to become more skilled and experienced when they do match-up against a DAC team. There is no better sport than baseball for getting game experience, with so many games in a season. The current record of the baseball team is 3-4 after a win at the rail cats stadium against Tinley Park, of which the score was 7-3. ┬áMichigan City Scored all seven runs in the third inning. This game was much like another away game at Valpo, where they won 15-13. Michigan City scored twelve out of fifteen of their points in one inning against Valparaiso. Michigan City’s baseball has not suffered from any major injuries to star players, but they have lost upperclassmen to unrelated issues. Overall, the squad is fairly young and going through a building year, working on playing as a team with the little amount of upperclassmen that are on the team. This is truly an important time for underclassmen to live up to their potential and become leaders. Hunter Williams, a pitcher and a senior on the varsity baseball team said, “We didn’t expect to have a really great year, or set any great records, but so far we have done an alright job at holding our own in such a difficult conference and returning seniors are helping the team.” When asked if there were any young freshman stepping up on such a young team, Hunter said, “Riley Shreve and Bryce Hayman are doing an especially good job becoming good players and giving a future to our baseball program.”

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