New Year, New Season

The 2018 Liberty baseball season is starting soon


Alicia Orlando

Varsity players lean against the dugout during a game last season.

Brandon Hennis, Reporter

After a long and very cold winter, spring is finally starting to come. And with that comes not only warm weather, but also Liberty baseball.

Tryouts have already taken place and the first game for varsity was Friday against Seckman. The Eagles won the game, 11-1. 

Varsity had a good season last year going 19-9. On top of an impressive record, they also made it to district semifinals. Mr. Jolliff was previously the coach of the team.

For a new year, the varsity baseball team has a new coach, Mr. Flores. This is his fourth year coaching and he teaches mostly health at Liberty. He also serves as the varsity softball coach in the fall. He has high expectations for his team this year and is eager to get started with the season. Flores was on the baseball coaching staff last year as the assistant varsity coach. He says he believes they can make it to district finals “as long as we go out with compete every pitch mentality.”

Andrew Fay is one of the three captains of the team, along with David Poteet and Chase Krogman. Fay is a senior at Liberty and this is his fourth year in the school’s baseball program. Last year, he had a batting average of .385. Fay said he is happy with the team they’ve put together this year. In fact, he is confident about making it to districts and maybe even a state title.

But for now, baseball is back so let’s focus on kicking off the season. The Eagles are off to a 1-0 start and hope to continue their winning ways. So come show your support for the team on Friday as they hope to start off the season with a win.