Determination gives baseball high hopes for state

baseb312010With last year’s baseball team ending their season after the first round of districts, Coach Bobby Dunahue and the boys are all anticipating this season to turn out differently.

“Last year’s season ended in a disappointment,” Dunahue said. “Just because it is disappointing to lose the last game of the season.”

Though the 2009 season ended in an abrupt loss, coach Dunahue and the boys have nothing but a positive outlook going into this season. They are all pushing themselves to work harder and hopefully go far in their season. With tryouts starting this past Monday, the players have prepared themselves more than ever for the upcoming season.

“We workout on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, then we hit on Thursdays,” junior Mike Wilson said, “But other than that I am really just working hard to get better.”

One of the many goals that Coach Dunahue has set for this year’s team is having the opportunity to compete for state. Dunahue says that although he’s set the bar high, with good luck, no injuries, and proper eligibility, he feels there is a chance to achieve this goal. He also believes that with the athletes in the baseball program at North this year, there is a lot of talent that can help them once again win their conference and go further in districts.

“I am really looking forward to seeing all of our talented players put together on one team,” sophomore Braxton Martinez said.