Preview: Hilbert Baseball

The Men’s Baseball team has kicked off their fall-ball season and have high hopes for their Spring season.

Senior first baseman Brandon Job said having a home field to play on has made practices more enjoyable and beneficial to all of their players.

“Having a home field this year has made fall-ball practices more beneficial, more enjoyable, as it’s been more convenient to walk from the classroom or your dorm room to get to the field, rather than driving off campus to practice.”

The team has been holding practices three days a week, where they focus on batting, fielding, pitching, base running, and bat speed work. 

Freshman pitcher Colin Windle said the team is definitely looking good during their practices and scrimmages.

“All of the hard work we have been putting in for the last three weeks during our practices has been paying off and I think we could have some serious potential this year.”

Saturday October 2nd, the men faced Hilbert’s Baseball alumni in a scrimmage on their new field.

“­­­­­­­­­­­­­It was great showing the new field that we got to the alumni and playing against teammates and past players we haven’t seen in a while. We missed our alumni game last year, so it’s a great kick- off to the fall and we have really high expectations going forward as we move through the season,” said Job.

When they’re not practicing, the baseball team has been working the concession stands at the Buffalo Bills games to help fundraise for their Myrtle Beach Tournament, which takes place during Spring Break.

 Freshman pitcher Brendan Walsh says he’s looking forward to the spring break trip and thinks the team will do really well. “I’m really excited for the spring break trip since we didn’t get to go last year, and my junior year of high school, I went down there and it was a lot of fun. In terms of how our team will do, I think we’ll do super well because of all the improvements we’ve made and the hard work we’ve put in at practice.”

The men are scheduled to face Erie Community College on Monday October 11 at 2pm at the ECC North Campus Baseball Field.

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