Baseball develops, improves skills

The Newtonite

by Ryan Condon
Freshman baseball, 10-6,  had a strong season, learning more about its players and the team, said coach James Greeley.
“We had a really strong team this year,” Greeley said. “Our pitching and defense really were our strengths.”
The team learned about what positions are best for its players throughout the season, Greeley said.
“At the beginning of the year, we knew we had some good athletes, but we didn’t know where everyone was going to play,” said Greeley.
“Throughout the season, we developed our style of play.”
Freshman Sam Jones said that the highlight of the team’s season was its walk-off win April 21 at home against Xaverian Brothers.
“Xaverian is a private school, and they have a really good team, so beating them felt pretty good,” Jones said.
The team’s hitting, while not a strength, was adequate and improved steadily over the course of the season, Greeley said.
“We really needed to figure out our strategy for the lineup going into the season,” said Greeley.
“Now, we know that it’s the first hitter’s job to get on base, and then the rest of the order tries to drive them in.”