Baseball boys play tough

Baseball boys play tough

PITCHING A ROUGH ONE Junior Taylor Brooks pitches hard and fast. “I love striking out players, it’s a good feeling and it helps give my team a little bit of an ease knowing that that’s one less chance of a hit,” Brooks said.

Taylor Shipman, sports editor

Though the boys baseball record might not show it, they truly are working hard and playing well.

Their record says 4-13, but those are just a couple of numbers that hardly say much.

It doesn’t begin to say how close some of those games were, or how tough these Hornets are.

“We’re a fun team that works extremely hard. Most games are close and within a point. Just last Wednesday, May 4 Lee Summit West, we won by only one run,” junior captain Zach Tyson said.

So far the boys have beat Ruskin twice, Liberty North once, and Smithville once. They beat Smithville 9-8 in the Northland Tournament on April 19.

There are three captains this year, senior Sam Williams, junior Zach Tyson, and junior Taylor Brooks.

According to Tyson, there is plenty of room for improvement, especially when it comes to hitting the ball.

Brooks agrees but he says it’s all has to come from within the player.

“The boys have to try harder. Coach Klein works us hard and is consistently trying to improve us; I mean come on, he doesn’t even smile!” Brooks said.

The season will soon come to an end and for Williams, his last few games as a Hornet are also coming to an end.

“I’ve had four good years of baseball with four years packed of good memories,” Williams said.

Regardless of wins and losses, these boys just love to play the game.

“It’s all about the game for me. I love baseball,” Tyson said.