Spring into a New Season

Catch up on Baseball

Nora Goelz

Focusing on getting ready for the season has been hard for this year’s baseball team. With all the snow, the players aren’t able to get outside and get good practice, instead they practice on the hard gym floor. 

“It’s been hard,” said senior Cooper Latour on practicing inside, “We’re still getting practices in but the gym isn’t the same as the dirt.” The first two weeks of games are expected to be rescheduled or canceled. 

On the bright side both Maple Lake Baseball coaches return for another year Mr. Nick Preisinger and Mr. Craig Meyer. Preisinger graduated from Maple Lake in 2016 where he played on the varsity team. “Although I’d rather be outside, being inside allows us coaches to see who really  loves the sport and wants to be there,” said Mr. Preisinger. Preisinger has been coaching for two years.

Catching for the Irish, junior Nick Jost is eager to play. “Last year the season didn’t go as planned, so this year we are working hard to improve and make sure it shows on our record,” Jost said. 

Pitching for the Irish, senior Jarret Faye has one goal, ”I want this team to become a family,” he said, “Once we establish that, we will work better together, improve, and hopefully win some games.” Faye also plays first base when he isn’t pitching

If all goes to plan, the Irish boys have their first game scheduled on April 11 against Glencoe-Silver Lake. The team is excited and hoping to make it a great season.