Pitcher Ethan Faltisek Discusses Rain and Goals for Season


Credit to Jared Kinnard

Senior Ethan Faltisek speaks to catcher during game at Fort Zumwalt West.

By Nick Browers

Ethan Faltisek is a junior on the varsity baseball team. On the season, Faltisek has a record of 1-0 and an ERA of 2.00. In the following Q&A, Faltisek talks about how the season has played out through the opening week of April and how the rain is affecting practice.

Q: How does the rain affect practice on the baseball field?

A: It makes practicing really difficult. It’s always a hassle when it rains on the fields. It creates too many problems.

Q: Where do you go when the fields flooded?

A: We usually go to the wrestling room, and we have to share it with two other teams.

Q: What do you do when the field is completely flooded?

A: We have to vacuum all the water out of the field, and then put a tarp over it so more rain doesn’t get on the field.

Q: How does coach feel about the rain?

A: He’s just like the rest of us. He doesn’t like it. It takes time away from practice.

Q: Besides talking about the rain, how do you feel personally about this year’s season?

A: I feel like the season is going really well. We’re doing a lot better than last season, that’s for sure. We’re doing positive right now.

Q: What do you enjoy the most of during practice?

A: We get to enhance our team chemistry, and fix errors we made in previous games.

Q: What are your goals for this season as a team, and as a player?

A: Team goal is to have a positive record this season. My personal goal is to develop my skills for the upcoming summer season.