Woodmen prepare for double header

The baseball team will take on the Franklin Grizzly Cubs in a double header away tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.

The team took two tough losses to Franklin last year during their double header, but with a young team and different skills, the outcome could change this year.

“This year we just need to get ahead early and just keep the flow going. We have to play as a team and take each play and out one- by- one,” senior T.J. Bass, pitcher and catcher, said.

Senior Jordan Martin, pitcher, agreed.

“My goal for the team for these games this year is to make less mistakes because that is what hurt us last year,” Martin said.

Normally, conference games are played on back-to-back days rather than two games in a row. Playing both games in one day has its pros and cons.

“The pros of playing two games in a row is that you get them done early, but on the other side, we get tired more easily which affects how we play the second game,” Martin said.

Sophomore Oliver Rau, shortstop and pitcher, prefers the double-header schedule.

“I would rather play a double header because we are already warmed up and ready to play the second game,” Rau said.

Senior Brody Tisdale, second baseman, prefers the games be played on two separate days.

“I like to play back-to-back days rather than a double header because we are less tired and more prepared for the second game,” Tisdale said.

The team was granted home field advantage last year, but this year the Grizzlies have that advantage. Players are all confident that the field does not determine how they play.

“Home field advantage doesn’t really affect me. The crowd is what really motivates us, and we usually have a great crowd supporting us which is really exciting,” Bass said.

Rau agreed.

“I don’t get affected by home field advantage. I get nervous no matter what setting it takes place in, and I still give it my all every game,” Rau said.

Some of the players are familiar with Franklin’s team. Last year, 11 seniors occupied the GHS roster, which did not allow for freshmen to get varsity playing time. Beside the four seniors this year, the GHS roster is filled with mostly sophomores who played on the freshman team last year. The younger kids are not sure what to expect from Franklin tomorrow.

“I am not really sure what to expect because it is my first year playing varsity baseball, so I am just going off of what the coaches and older players are telling me,’ Rau said.

he baseball team will take on the Franklin Grizzly Cubs in a double header away tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.

The team took two tough losses to Franklin last year during their double header, but with a young team and different skills, the outcome could change this year.

“This year we just need to get ahead early and just keep the flow going. We have to play as a team and take each play and out one- by- one,” senior T.J. Bass, pitcher and catcher, said.

Senior Jordan Martin, pitcher, agreed.

“My goal for the team for these games this year is to make less mistakes because that is what hurt us last year,” Martin said.

Normally, conference games are played on back-to-back days rather than two games in a row. Playing both games in one day has its pros and cons.

“The pros of playing two games in a row is that you get them done early, but on the other side, we get tired more easily which affects how we play the second game,” Martin said.

Sophomore Oliver Rau, shortstop and pitcher, prefers the double-header schedule.

“I would rather play a double header because we are already warmed up and ready to play the second game,” Rau said.

Senior Brody Tisdale, second baseman, prefers the games be played on two separate days.

“I like to play back-to-back days rather than a double header because we are less tired and more prepared for the second game,” Tisdale said.

The team was granted home field advantage last year, but this year the Grizzlies have that advantage. Players are all confident that the field does not determine how they play.

“Home field advantage doesn’t really affect me. The crowd is what really motivates us, and we usually have a great crowd supporting us which is really exciting,” Bass said.

Rau agreed.

“I don’t get affected by home field advantage. I get nervous no matter what setting it takes place in, and I still give it my all every game,” Rau said.

Some of the players are familiar with Franklin’s team. Last year, 11 seniors occupied the GHS roster, which did not allow for freshmen to get varsity playing time. Beside the four seniors this year, the GHS roster is filled with mostly sophomores who played on the freshman team last year. The younger kids are not sure what to expect from Franklin tomorrow.

“I am not really sure what to expect because it is my first year playing varsity baseball, so I am just going off of what the coaches and older players are telling me,’ Rau said.

 

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