Trying to make a run

Currently tied for fourth, varsity baseball plays for spot in playoffs


AJ Jackson

Baseball co-captain Drew Schmidt brings back his bat before swinging at the ball in a home game earlier this season.

Varsity baseball plays at Plano on Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m. and again at home on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. The team is currently 6-6 in district.

“We’ve played really well for that 6-6 record,” baseball co-captain Drew Schimdt said. “We have some really good teams, and it’s definitely a tough district to play in and we’re two wins away from playoffs.” 

With the Farmers and Coppell currently tied in district, if both teams win their games this week, Coppell will be the team to advance to playoffs.

“These guys just have to keep their confidence up,” varsity head coach Stephen Cambell said. “If they just keep their confidence and keep believing in each other, we’ll be playing for a while.”

The team practices every day during fourth period and after school until 5 p.m. They start practice by warming up with stretches and catching. Then the boys begin working on technique and defense strategies.

“The goal we set was to make the playoffs, but to also play good and have a good time which I think we achieved because last year we went 3-11, so 6-6 is really good,” co-captain Ian Kajs said.

The team currently has a 15-12 record for the season. 

“Making the playoffs is a really good feeling for your soul,” Campbell said. “We get to hang a ball on the wall and the guys that are graduating will always remember that. It makes them work really hard for it, it’s really special.”