Learning to win, MC prepares for stretch run
April 19, 2013
Kimarri Campbell / The Courier - Junior Brik Wedekind fires a pitch toward the plate in Sunday's contest against the St. Norbert Green Knights.
The Fighting Scots started this past weekend with a win against St. Norbert, but fell short tacking on two more losses to an already rough season.
“Overall outlook is that we aren’t all playing up to our ability,” said Matt Glenn, a third baseman for MC. “We have what it takes to be a very good team. We just need everyone to be committed to turning this season around.”
With a 5-17 record in the books so far and less than ten games left in the season, now is the time for the Scots to charge full speed ahead. A look at this season’s game scores will show that each loss has been as close as one or two runs.
“Our record really doesn’t show how we have been playing,” said senior captain Jordan Gaither. “A few plays here and there and we win those games that we lost. We have all the tools we need to win, but we just need to get the job done. We have a good team, but we just need to put it all together.”
Now that half the season is behind them, the Scots can focus on finishing the season with optimism and create some momentum by remembering their past wins.
“I am very optimistic about the rest of the season,” Gaither said. “This season isn’t lost yet, we still have a lot of conference games left and we can take the conference. We just have to buckle down and make the plays we need to and be able to hit in the clutch.”
With conference still in reach, MC baseball has the motivation and the time for a season turn around.
“We need everyone to have their minds on baseball when they’re between the lines,” Glenn said. “If that happens, we could surprise a lot of people late in the season.”
Upcoming games against Knox, Grinnell, and Cornell will give the Scots a chance to prove their mettle in conference play and stake their claim in the season-ending MWC tournament.