Baseball players work to have strong, united team

Tournament to take place March 7-9

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Baseball players work to have strong, united team

Senior captain Caleb Vuono (9) practices pitching on Wednesday, March 6 during fourth period.

Senior captain Caleb Vuono (9) practices pitching on Wednesday, March 6 during fourth period.

Yulyana Clemente

Senior captain Caleb Vuono (9) practices pitching on Wednesday, March 6 during fourth period.

Yulyana Clemente

Yulyana Clemente

Senior captain Caleb Vuono (9) practices pitching on Wednesday, March 6 during fourth period.

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The baseball season has started and the team shows significant excitement for the upcoming games. Players will be able to display how hard they’ve prepared for the season in this weekend’s tournament when they compete against San Angelo Central today at 1 p.m. and McKinney Boyd at 7 p.m.; they also face off against Denton Ryan, Lake Dallas and The Colony on March 8 and 9.

“The goal for this season is to make playoffs and we are going to have to work really well and play all the faces of the game such as defense, offense, pitching and base running,” head coach Mike Campbell said. “We can do them. We just have to do them well to make playoffs.”

Working hard as a team is important but individual growth is also beneficial for the team in the long run. Each player has prepared to make this season as successful as possible.

“I’ve been preparing for this season ever since summer ended, working out and getting my body ready for district,” senior captain Caleb Vuono said. “The [boys] in the field focus to make this season good. We joke around but we’re still focused.”

The players desire to achieve making it to playoffs as they have been working diligently during practice because they know they will face tough competitors this season.

“[Some] of the [biggest competitors] will be Marcus, Hebron, Flower Mound and Coppell High Schools, but we’re working hard every day for two hours and 15 minutes a day,” Campbell said.

The players strive to demonstrate school pride and they believe their capability of working as a group is what makes the team victorious.

“I think one of our best traits is being able to work as a team,” senior Tony Rochette said. “Last year, we struggled with players playing as one but now we have gotten to [the point] where [we] play as one and we’re such good friends.”