Loading the bases

Farmer Baseball team finishes 2-1 in first tournament


Photo illustration by Noah Nielson.

After finishing the first tournament 2-1 on Friday, Feb. 23, the baseball team maintains high aspirations of being successful all season long. The players wish to carry the momentum into later games this season.

The team plays next on Friday, March 2 in the Round Rock Tournament.

“We have played some really solid defense and our hitting is starting to come around,” senior Noah Potthast said. “We lost a game we definitely should have won. So I think we are going to be pretty successful throughout the year.”

Despite the loss, each player strives to improve and limit mistakes to help gain more wins for the team in order to stay at the top of the division leaderboards.

“I’m just going to do the best that I can do,” senior Alan West said. “I’m going to hit the ball, throw strikes and make plays in the field. I’m going to do everything I can to contribute.”

The team has had a lower than expected batting average, so head coach Stephen Campbell wants to improve accuracy to further the team during playoffs.

“Well, I thought we were going to hit the ball pretty well,” Campbell said. “We haven’t done it in the first three games but I thought that was going to be a strength.”

Though the season only recently began, the players believe their current defense can help them make playoffs.

“Defensively we are very solid in the field,” Potthast said. “We are very good at winning games that are tough to win.”

Despite losing athletes from last year’s playoff team, Campbell is thrilled with the way the team pitches. He believes this type of play can help bring them more wins.

“We lost four senior pitchers of last year’s team,” Campbell said. “So far the guys we have are throwing pretty well.”