Baseball looks to begin winning streak against Center Grove Trojans
After a rough start in Tennessee and the county tournament, the baseball team looks to get back on track when they face rival Center Grove tonight.
As of Monday, they had a record of 1-5. Over Spring Break, they traveled to Tennessee to take on Ensworth High School, Warren County High School and Hillsboro High School. They had a record of 1 and 3. Last weekend in the county tournament, GHS was defeated in the first round. Led by seniors Dylan Rosado and Damon Maynard and juniors T.J Bass and Jordan Martin, the team hopes to have a strong performance against Center Grove. Last season, they lost to the Trojans 8-5 and also in a heartbreaker in the Sectional championship 5-2 in extra innings. This season they hope to change that loss into a win.
Center Grove athletics are the power house in this area, so playing them and beating them is even harder. However, it can be done, and the baseball team looks to come away with a win.
“They are a very good team. Center Grove is good at everything, so playing them is always tough. They always have good pitchers, and they can swing the bat well. I think with who we have this season, we can turn the corner and finally beat these guys,” senior Dylan Rosado said.
Last season pitcher Reid Werner had a strong outing against Center Grove, but he graduated last spring, so the pitching rotation will look to junior Jordan Martin to be “the guy.”
“Pitching will be our weakness. Losing Reid will hurt, but Jordan was our No. 2 pitcher last season, so we know he will be fine and can help pick up the slack. Also returning is senior Jarrett Caster. He and Jordan and T.J. (Bass) will do the best they can in terms of pitching. All they need to do is put the ball in play because we will be in the field to help them,” senior McCauley Stunick said.
Last season, the powerful bats of juniors Bass and Martin helped the Woodmen all the way to the Sectional title game.
“Batting will be a big strength for us. Last year T.J. killed it at the plate. When Dylan was on base, he was always a threat to opposing pitchers because of his speed. He could steal on anyone. Most of our offense from last year is coming back this season, and that is a huge plus. If T.J picks up where he left off last season, he is going to pose as a giant threat to opposing pitchers,” junior Jordan Leverett said.