Baseball players prepare for the upcoming season


Brennan Holmes

Baseball at the Castle is a cause for excitement.

Morgan Browning, Staff Reporter

Baseball season is right around the corner and Cabell Midland’s boys are ready to begin. Practice started on Jan 14 for the team, but their first game is not until March. Many people have high hopes for this year’s team and the fans cannot wait to see their favorite baseball players back on the field.
Cabell Midland has a variety of good baseball players who work hard for their spot on the team. “To be a good baseball player you have to put in a lot of work in the off season and constantly improve your game,” said junior Josh Murrell.
Juniors Madison Jeffrey and Brennan Holmes are doing just that. They have been using Cabell Midland’s indoor batting cages to prepare for the upcoming season. However, they are not the only ones working on their swing. Sophomores Peyton Weekly, Blake Tilley, Luke Ellis and Jason Perdue are taking lessons at Between the Lines Elite Sports Academy.
Weekly stated, “I take catching lessons at Between the Line Elite Sports Academy and hitting lessons at Gamer, who I play for.”
The Gamers are one of the traveling teams offered in this area. Playing travel ball during the summer allows the Cabell Midland baseball players to come together stronger than the last season. They improve their skills with each practice and lesson they attend throughout the year.
This is junior Hunter Adam’s first year playing for Midland; he just transferred from St. Joe. He said his favorite part of baseball season is being with his team and playing the game. Adams doesn’t know if he will play in college yet, but he has another year before he makes that decision. On the other hand, some of the seniors are having to figure out their future plans now, including senior Kirk Jennings who recently signed to play for Marshall University.
College scouts will be watching Midland’s baseball team this season as well, looking for more all-star players like Jennings. Playing high school sports can be very time-consuming, but well worth it if you have any interest in playing in the future.
After a month of practicing as a team, the boys will play in Ashland, Kentucky as their first game in early March. Good luck boys!