Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 16, 2024 at 11:02 AM
As the spring season approaches, the baseball team at Christian High School is gearing up for what looks to be a promising year. With a talented roster and a determined mindset, the team is setting their sights on a specific goal – winning the Eastern league and making it to at least the semi-finals of division 2 CIF. We had the opportunity to speak with Coach George Gentry about the team's preparations and expectations for the upcoming season. Coach Gentry emphasized the importance of teamwork and roles within the team. With 5 returning juniors and 3 returning sophomores, the team has a solid foundation of experienced players who know how to work together. "They play as a team, and all have a role," Coach Gentry stated. This cohesive dynamic will be crucial in achieving their goals for the season. In addition to their established players, the team also has some new additions that will bring some much-needed leadership and talent. "We have a junior transfer from El Capitan that brings leadership," shared Coach Gentry. This transfer player will be able to provide guidance to the younger players and help elevate the team's performance. The team also has a freshman pitcher who is expected to make a significant contribution to their young pitching staff. With a mix of experience and fresh talent, this team has the potential to be a force to be reckoned with on the field. When asked about the team's preparations leading up to the season, Coach Gentry highlighted the importance of pushing the players to their limits. "Adding in workouts that push them to work harder than they think they are capable of," he explained. This type of training will not only physically prepare the team but also mentally prepare them for the challenges they will face on the field. However, the team has faced some challenges in the off-season that have made their preparation a bit more rigorous. "We only had 9 days to prepare for our first game with 4 of them being weekend days," shared Coach Gentry. This short amount of time to prepare for the start of their season puts them at a slight disadvantage compared to other teams. However, Coach Gentry is confident that they will be able to overcome this obstacle and be ready to compete at a high level. The team will face some tough competition in their first 10 games, with 4 of them being against Division 1 teams.