Keystone Oaks School District News Article

Baseball: It’s not just a game

If you’ve ever played a sport before, you’d know how challenging but also wonderful the experience can be at the same time. For the Keystone Oaks High School Baseball team, they hope to have a good season ahead of them. After going 4-13 last year, players and coaches hope to step it up this year and make it to playoffs.
“Our strengths are playing as a team and having multiple solid players this year. I think we will be able to make playoffs,” claimed middle infielder Jeremy Wytiaz.
With their first scrimmage coming up soon on March 13th, the Keystone Oaks baseball team is going to need to work hard to accomplish their goal of playoffs. Despite their weaknesses as a team, they’re going to have to overcome adversity and play their hearts out every game. Unfortunately, the seniors from last year had to leave but they only lost a few this year so it may not affect them as much. With new players coming in and older ones stepping up, there will be new friendships made and new talent coming.
According to third baseman Noah Hindes, “The best part about playing baseball is the great bonds I make with my teammates.”
Being able to work well together and have the strong bond of friendship will benefit the team so much more rather than just having talented players who don’t enjoy being around the others.
Head Coach Joe Aul, who’s been coaching baseball for seven years now, also sees a bright future for his players.
“As a team, our intrinsic goals always remain to grow in the  three pillars of our program CHR (Character, Hard work and Responsibility); extrinsically we expect to compete for a playoff spot and section title but with a one-game mentality that focuses on winning the only game that matters, the one in front of us.”

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