Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Both returning players and incoming freshmen are beginning to condition for the upcoming LRHS baseball season.
Working out together, even informally, shows work ethic, commitment level, and how the players will get along in the upcoming season.
LRHS varsity baseball coach Ryan Kennedy said, “I want the work ethic to transfer to the season because they are doing good, so the team would be very solid and competitive.”
Players and coaches are very excited about this baseball season. The baseball team lost some great seniors last year but they are gaining some new transfer students who will contribute in making a solid team.
Last year LRHS lost to Sarasota in the regional semifinals. All the players are excited to play them again this year. Junior Noe Antuna has played baseball all three years he has attended LRHS. Antuna said, “I want to play Sarasota and beat Sarasota this year.”
Part of what makes the team solid is their bond; they are all very good friends that have fun playing baseball together. Sophomore John Schroeder said, “Playing with these guys is so much fun. During my freshman season last year, I made many close friends and I can’t wait to play with them again this season.”
Current LRHS seniors want to make their last season memorable. Senior Grant McCray, who is a Florida State University commit, said, “I believe that as a team we have everything we need to make it to regionals and possibly get to states. I’ve heard that we are the projected 8A school to win the whole thing…. hopefully we can pull it off.”