Baseball team has a good 2019 start

Kiara Farr, Contributing Writer

The Pitt-Johnstown baseball team started the season well, winning three of four games, and went 4-2 overall in the beginning of 2019.

The team traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and played two double-headers on Feb. 8 and 9. 

According to senior Scott Thompson, who has played on the team for four years, the team’s biggest asset this year is its ability to hit and put up runs.

Thompson says that the difference between this year and last year is the confidence and maturity level  of the team’s players. 

As a catcher and outfielder, Thompson said he feels that the pitchers have worked hard to turn the team around.

Freshman Benjamin Briggs said team members did a lot to get ready for their opening games.

Briggs said a baseball diamond feels like his home, and he is comfortable and confident on the field. 

Outfielder Cameron Gerhard said winning and losing turns on one main factor.

“It will just come down to doing the little things right.” 

“We had a lot of guys work their butts off in the offseason, and you can see significant improvements, especially in the pitching staff,” Gerhard said.

Head coach Todd Williams did not elaborate on specific details as the players did, but he said that pitching is the name of the game in baseball.

He said last year’s team was full of underclassmen who learned on the fly, and they have become better in this year.
Williams, who has been coaching the team for 23 years, said that this season already seems to be an improvement from last year, and the collective team seems to be on the same page.