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Swinging into spring

Play ball! The boys of Meridian are preparing for their next season. After a rough two seasons, they're ready to make an impact.

Play ball! The boys of Meridian are preparing for their next season. After a rough two seasons, they're ready to make an impact. "We have gained confidence, and we play really well as a team," states junior player, Kyle Farmer.

Austin Mendenhall

Play ball! The boys of Meridian are preparing for their next season. After a rough two seasons, they're ready to make an impact. "We have gained confidence, and we play really well as a team," states junior player, Kyle Farmer.

Austin Mendenhall

Austin Mendenhall

Play ball! The boys of Meridian are preparing for their next season. After a rough two seasons, they're ready to make an impact. "We have gained confidence, and we play really well as a team," states junior player, Kyle Farmer.

Austin Mendenhall, Reporter

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With February about halfway done, the sounds of metal, wood, and leather colliding can be heard in the gym during the evenings. Meridian’s 2018 baseball season is about to begin. The first game will be played against Maroa-Forsyth on March 12 at Maroa.

“We really need to work on our defense and become one team,” says Ben Parks, a senior baseball player. Parks also stated that one of the biggest changes he’s seen has been the mentality. “I think the mentality of seniors that they are better than everyone else has started to leave. We’re not all separate, we’re all equal, and we’re all here to play baseball.” Parks has high hopes for this season and says the team has “great potential.”

Junior Kyle Farmer had much of the same feelings. “We have gained confidence and play really well as a team.” Farmer feels they can win “quite a few games” this season.

While at practice, the boys do a rotation of defensive and offensive work. Coach Rick Scrimpsher, who was unable to be reached for questions, always stresses the importance of fielding out front, waiting back on the ball while batting, and being one team.

The boys have been putting work in, not just this preseason, but their whole careers. Baseball may be overlooked compared to some of the other sports at Meridian, but they still strive to win. Parks said he would like to see more students at the games sometimes.

 

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