Dominick Kerman- Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Mustangs will soon begin the baseball tryouts. The tryouts are scheduled Jan. 23 – 25.

Varsity assistant coach Rick Wierichs has been around baseball almost his entire life, from playing to becoming a coach.

Wierichs expects a big season from the team this year.

“We always expect a state championship,” said Wierichs.

Around 60 players are expected to try out. Approximately 20 players will make varsity and junior varsity (JV) each.

Players will try out for at least the first two days but will not be guaranteed to come back on the third day.

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“The first cut will be made after the second day and then those who are on the bubble of making the team will be asked to come back for the third day,” continued Wierichs. “We make sure each player learns life lessons that make them a better person through the game of baseball and that they know, win or lose, we as coaches will always support them in their journey,” he continued.

Sophomore Luis Flores is a player that has played on varsity since freshman year. He plays catcher and loves the position.

Flores likes being part of the team. “I like being part of the baseball team because I get to spend time with friends. I also get to play the sport that I’ve always loved. I have been playing the sport for a pretty long time now. I feel like high school baseball is the best thing ever,” said Flores.