Scots come out of hibernation for spring season
February 8, 2013
Joe Florio / The Courier - Matt Glenn hits the batting cages with Ryan Crandall and Andrew Baudino.
The groundhog didn’t see his shadow, this year which hopefully means an early Spring. With the men’s baseball and women’s softball teams a week into practices, this should be good news.
Both teams are gearing up for the season with high expectations, setting their sights on winning Conference.
“I think we have high hopes for this season. We have a lot of guys returning on the infield and in the outfield,” said Jordan Gaither, senior captain of the baseball team. “Of course our main goal is to win the conference, we’ve been close before but just haven’t been able to keep it together for a whole season, so we are just going to come out fighting every game.”
During midseason play, the baseball team will be in a hot pursuit to defeat Monmouth’s age-old rival Knox College.
“There is always something that happens that sparks a fight between the teams but hopefully we can come out and play our game and take four games from them this year,” Gaither said.
The softball team will be no different, embarking on a quest to overthrow their rivals and capture a conference title.
“Lake Forest has always been a competitive game for us and could be considered one of our main rivals,” said Samantha Sons, senior captain of the softball team. “However, the Midwest Classic is a tournament we always look forward to playing, due to the competition we face and the opportunity we get to prepare us for the Conference Tournament.”
The men’s baseball and women’s softball teams will head to Florida this spring break, before beginning conference play later in March.