Baseball players look to unite as team

Bi-district play to begin Thursday, Feb. 23 against Arlington Lamar at home

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Baseball players look to unite as team

Senior Chris Giordano (16) practices batting on Thursday, Feb. 9 for the scrimmage against Colleyville Heritage on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Senior Chris Giordano (16) practices batting on Thursday, Feb. 9 for the scrimmage against Colleyville Heritage on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Anthony Herrera

Senior Chris Giordano (16) practices batting on Thursday, Feb. 9 for the scrimmage against Colleyville Heritage on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Anthony Herrera

Anthony Herrera

Senior Chris Giordano (16) practices batting on Thursday, Feb. 9 for the scrimmage against Colleyville Heritage on Saturday, Feb. 11.

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After last year’s struggle with unity, the baseball team has worked hard to come together for the season. This is the start of head coach Mike Campbell’s 43rd year and he hopes the bonds teammates have made will help this year.

“I think it’s a pretty good relationship,” Campbell said. “I’ve been around a lot of them because they used to come to my baseball camps and things like that. I’ve know most of them since before they got to high school.”

Practice throughout the off-season mainly focused on perfecting the mistakes from last season as they prepare to face new district powerhouses including Southlake Carroll (25th in the state) and Flower Mound (13th in the state).

“You want to have all the guys on the same page playing hard together [and] working hard together,” Campbell said. “[They need to] realize it’s not about them; it’s about the Fighting Farmers.”

The players have also been working on correcting the hitting issues and feuds they dealt with last year.

“People [were] not agreeing with each other on what we should do,” senior Tristan Buschow said.

The team knows it must take every game serious, and players are hoping the work they’ve put in will take them to playoffs.

“I think it’s going to be a good season we got a good chance of winning district if we play hard every game and play together,” senior Collin Storms said.