By TERESA CHIPMAN
PHS sports writer
It’s baseball season, and if the dry weather pattern continues, practicing outside and good field conditions shouldn’t be much of an issue this year.
The team is preparing for their fast approaching first game, today, Wednesday, March 14, against Malad at home.
Coach Brandon Ormond is excited to get started and had these words to say about the team.
“Well, we look tough. We have great athletes and a great team attitude. Our work ethic is strong and our dreams are big.
“We feel very good about our team this year. We have eight seniors, three juniors, and one sophomore that will make up our varsity. With who we have on our staff, we will be tough to beat.
Our pitching staff consists of Brayden Jorgensen and Colton Draney. Both of them are three-year starters and have signed with USU-Eastern to play baseball after they graduate.
“They will be the ones we look to for big wins in district play this year. We also have Karingtyn Hobbs, Kaydn Hassett, and Tyson Hall which will be sharing time on the mound as well.
“Tyler White, who is an inspiration to this team, returns as a senior to lead “the brotherhood” into the 2012 season.
“We are excited to welcome back Wyatt Christensen and tip our hats to our newcomer, Baker Ward. It is always great to have good athletes that have proven themselves in other sports join our team.
“I know they will make an impact on our team and help us out immensely.
“Our team goals are not much different than in the past with one exception: play hard to the last pitch and play for the man next to you.
Additional games will be played on Saturday at Snake River and on March 21 at Malad.
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