By Raine Hinkle
Baseball season is only a few months away, and with tryouts starting on the 17th, these boys are conditioning daily.
Baseball bleachers may not be as full as the football stadiums, but there are still some die-hard fans at the games. I thought to myself, why not ask some of the baseball boys how they prepare for the baseball season. Here are some of the answers from our junior and senior baseball players.
How do you prepare for the upcoming baseball season?
The things I do, and the things we do as a team to prepare for baseball season is very simple. We workout four days a week. We hit and throw as much as we can. We also hang out after practice to become closer as a team so we can succeed. – Casey Gattenio #8
To prepare in the offseason, we do things that entail lifting weights, running, and taking care of the field. Lifting includes activities such as bench press, squats, AB workouts and shoulder and back exercises. When we run, most of the running is to prepare us for situations we might encounter during a game. We do cardio, such as 60 yard dashes, running from first to third base, and laps around the field to help prepare us for the regular season. During off-season the field gets a little out of hand so we have to take care of it. We rake the field, cut the grass, use a weed eater, and drag the infield. All of these things help us prepare us for the season. – Chris Maurin #32
During the off-season, I get with my team and we hit the weight room. We also hang out to form better relationships throughout the team. It’s important to have good bonding time as a team to grow closer, so there will be no friction between teammates because that could and will tear a team apart. –Blake Metz #28
We have been preparing for the off-season by working out and conditioning after school. Some of the guys will stay even later to hit and work on fundamental things. I think the team is going to be very solid this year. – Taylor Gibson #10
The things that I do to prepare for the baseball season is I try to get into the best physical shape that I can. I try to hit, throw, and field as much as I can to groom myself into a better ball player. – Cory Burton #2
We have been working out since June 18th, four days a week. Everyone has made insane gains since then. We have 39 regular season games, so we have to stay mentally and physically tough on and off the field. As long as we live up to our standards, we will be good this year. –Chris Daugherty #18
To get ready for the season, we have an off-season training program that we do to make us faster and stronger. In order to get better, you must get faster and stronger. So that’s how we prep. –Cody Browder #9