Baseball tunes up before fall season ends

The Saints baseball team pitched off to a busy weekend as they played three more fall games. They faced Garden City Community College on Friday, Frank Phillips College on Saturday, and South Moore on Sunday.

Head coach Galen McSpadden said, “We played just OK against Garden and Frank Phillips [but] not competitive enough against [South Moore] on Sunday.”

“We were not offensive enough and had too many selfish at bats,” McSpadden said. “[We] made a couple of errors on the infield and from the mound that cost us. [We also] tried to throw hard at times instead of smart.”

McSpadden also said that there were other aspects to work on.

“[We were] not aggressive enough on the base paths and our overall effort was below par at times throughout the weekend,” McSpadden said .

For the next couple of games, McSpadden said they would focus on being more competitive on the bases, in the field, at the plate, and on the mound.

“[We want] to be less selfish at the plate, make fewer errors, and throw more strikes and pitch to contact,” McSpadden said .

Though some players have had some injuries, McSpadden hopes that fall break will allow for the injured players to get back on the field.

After a busy fall schedule, only two weeks are left of fall ball for baseball. This will give spectators the chance to look at the performances of some players before the spring season begins. Some players to look out for are Brent Williams at catcher; Brandon Uriquizo, Dillon Drury, and Alec Isaac at outfield; Brandon Rix, Alex White, and Lance Lee at infield; and John Olsen, Hayden Howard, Jakob Hernandez, Chris Juracek, and Brent Bezio as pitchers.

The Saints will play again Oct. 17 against Frank Phillips College in Liberal at 3 p.m.

 

Crusader photo/Efren Rivero Chris Juracek pitches against Garden City Community College last Friday. Juracek pitched for a couple of innings during the fall scrimmage. The Saints will play again in Liberal on the Oct. 17 against Frank Phillips College.
Crusader photo/Efren Rivero
Chris Juracek pitches against Garden City Community College last Friday. Juracek pitched for a couple of innings during the fall scrimmage. The Saints will play again in Liberal on the Oct. 17 against Frank Phillips College.

 

Crusader photo/Efren Rivero Alec Isaac slides safe at third base during Friday’s scrimmage against Garden City Community College. Only six games remain of the fall season.
Crusader photo/Efren Rivero
Alec Isaac slides safe at third base during Friday’s scrimmage against Garden City Community College. Only six games remain of the fall season.