The road to state: Baseball season starts with high hopes


The baseball players in their uniforms get ready to have a great practice. Photo credit: Faith Rudowski

Senola Johnson, Features Section Editor

Kings varsity baseball team enters the season with determination. Coming off of last season’s record 14-4, they are the team to beat this upcoming season.

“This year we are the team to beat so I’m looking forward to seeing the team’s best guys and proving to them that we are a team to look out for just like last year,” senior Brayden Cheeseman said. 

The team players work together to achieve their aim towards the ECC Championship, with the hope they get to accomplish it at the end of the season. 

“I don’t have any personal goals and I don’t think anyone else really does because we see this whole season as a team thing,” Cheeseman said.

The team wants a repeat of the ECC championship title and a chance at a state title.  

“We have the best team we have had in years and we have what it takes, we just gotta perform,” senior Micheal Evans said. 

Senior Colin Hunter sees the team can have an amazing season again this year.

“I’m looking forward to improve off of last season. We had a good team last year and accomplished so much. I believe that this year we can be better. I am also looking forward to make a run in the playoffs,” Hunter said. 

 To prepare for upcoming baseball games, The baseball team practices about 18-20 hours a week.

“We are a big swinging team. We take a lot of rounds of batting practice with a good amount of fielding and bullpens,” Cheeseman said. 

Coaches organize beneficial practices to prepare their players to become the best they can at games. 

“They are laid back for the most part but we are still focused on each and every rep. Our coaches put us in the best position to learn and improve as a player,” Hunter said. 

Even with stressful times, the players find the field a place to get everything off their minds. 

“Whenever I’m on the field I forget the things outside of baseball that I may be worried about. It gives me a sense of calmness,” Hunter said.