Boomer Elmsdale
Thu, February 15, 2024 at 18:16 PM
As the spring season quickly approaches, the Abilene High School baseball team is gearing up for what looks to be a promising year. With a strong focus on team chemistry, leadership, and a tough schedule, Coach Admin Admin has high hopes for his team this year. The team's number one goal is to make it back to the state tournament and compete for the championship. This is a goal that the entire team is focused on and determined to achieve. Winning their league, the North Central Kansas League (NCKL), is also a top priority for the team. The NCKL is known for being one of the toughest leagues in the state, making the competition even more fierce. Coach Admin Admin emphasizes the importance of team unity and coming together as one. He knows that this can sometimes be a challenge in team sports, but it is crucial for the team's success. The players must enjoy being around each other and work towards the same common goals. This includes holding each other accountable and supporting each other both on and off the field. When it comes to the actual game of baseball, Coach Admin Admin believes that the team has the talent to score enough runs. However, their main focus will be on playing consistent defense and throwing strikes. He has confidence that this year's team will excel in these areas and have a chance to win many games. One of the most exciting factors for the team this year is the fact that they are retaining all of their starting players from last year's state team. This includes seniors Drew Hansen and Zach Miller, sophomores Heath Hoekman, Kyson Becker, Lane Hoekman, and Levi Evans, as well as juniors Stocton Timbrook and Thomas Keener. With a solid core group of experienced players, the team has high expectations for their success this year. In addition to their returning players, the team also has a strong group of sophomores who will make valuable contributions. Canyn Taylor, Kayden Thrower, and Nolan Wilkins are all expected to see significant playing time, as well as upperclassmen Austin Bruna, Cole Veal, and Hunter Clark. Keep an eye out for freshman Ethan Evans, who Coach Admin Admin believes will become a big hitter for the team in the future. Another freshman, Jake Bartley, is also expected to make an impact on both the field and in the lineup this year.