The Ledyard boys’ varsity baseball team hit off their season with a good 11-0 win against the Norwich Tech Warriors. The start of the season has been a bit of a struggle for the team. The team is rather young, with only three seniors and many juniors. Sophomore Elijah Morton, the only starting sophomore playing the third baseman states, “even though the team is very young this year, all of the kids that start have put a lot of effort and definitely deserve to be out on the field. Yes, it does give other teams an advantage but it just makes us have to work that much harder.” Allowing younger kids to get earlier playing time will also allow them to experience what it’s like to be in a varsity game and will allow them to develop the skill they need in to order to reach the best of their high school ability.
Baseball is a very interesting sport. To find a love for baseball, it must come naturally to a player and that’s exactly how Ledyard’s baseball team views their love for the sport. Junior Ken Turner, starting pitcher, explains that he’s “always loved how baseball is different from any other sport, and how difficult baseball can be at times.” Turner also explains how baseball helps him stay focused and challenges him because, “you have to think about your next pitch or next approach at the plate every second.” Not only do the players play baseball because they simply just like the sport, but because it helps challenge them. Junior Weston Bruce, starting catcher, stated: “ I started playing baseball at a very young age and fell in love with the sport because I’ve learned a lot from it and I’ve become good at what I do.” Baseball is a game of perfection, so to become great at the game, as Bruce said, one needs to become good at what they do.
Overall, the Ledyard boys’ baseball team will need to continue to try and put all of their efforts forth to make it into states. This can still be achieved by the Colonels, they will just need to work hard and work as a team.
Tajeah Winston, Staff Writer
Sophomore Tajeah Winston is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. She loves just about any sport almost as much as she loves cows. She is often spotted eating crazy amounts of white rice.