By: Kindra Sarver
After going through a rough patch earlier in the season, the baseball team has bounced back and is now prepping for sectionals. The MSAC tournament will take place May 1-2. Though the conference tournament is only a two-day event, the time frame for sectionals is May 8-20. When and where the games will take place is yet to be determined.
Senior Lane Casto said, “We got in a slump in the beginning of the season, but we got out of it. Now everyone is hitting well, pitching well, and making less errors.”
Now ranked 7th in the state, the team continues to work towards the goal of making it to states. Their overall record is currently 15-9.
Senior Remy Boyce said, “We started focusing more on the things we could control like hitting. Practices would be specified toward working on hitting. It was little things like that helped us progress.”
When it comes to prioritizing Casto also said, “With what this program has done in the past, there is a lot of importance on the baseball side right now. However, we are all student athletes and are all able to manage school with baseball.”
In sectionals the boys will face Parkersburg and Parkersburg South. The Vikings have already played, and won, against both teams.Boyce said, “Sectionals seem to be in our favor considering we have beat both teams.”