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The sunflower spittin sport that is one of America’s favorite pass times has finally arrived. Spring baseball season has come upon the Crete and the boys are ready to go! Baseball conditioning started late November went on until february 16 when the jv and varsity teams were announced. The teams then began to practice for the season which started on the 27th of February. Practices are every day at Tuxedo Park from 4:00 to 6:15. Practices are broken down into fundamentals such as base running, hitting drills, fielding drills, and catching drills. Coaches also work on things that are important to the season such as team defense.The baseball team consists of 28 boys ranging from freshman to seniors. The baseball team is expected to play sixteen more games throughout the rest of the school year until may first and the districts. They have high hopes of making it to state, a feat that has not happened in a while.

 

The current team features seven senior players whose leadership will be vital to a successful season. Senior Varsity player Garrett Skillet says, “Being a senior is great and all, but once this season is done, I’ll never get to play with some of my friends on a baseball diamond again.” This baseball season they added two new coaches to assist Coach Fries, Justin Nickel and Colton Keller.

 

The baseball team’s first game was on Thursday, March 16 and resulted in a loss against Yutan/Mead/Ashland Greenwood of 17-7. The following day, Crete baseball played against Auburn. They made a good come back with a winning score of 12-11 after extra innings.

 

The next game was a win against Falls City on Saturday, March 18. This game also went to extra innings which resulted with the cardinals on top with a score of 10-6. On Tuesday, March 21, Crete High played against Norris in their home town Firth, NE. The game ended in a 7-1 loss for the Cardinals.

 

Back on our diamond at home, the Crete cardinals baseball team lost on Monday, March 27 at home non-conference game against Lincoln by a score of 3-2.

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