Baseball Looks to Hit Season off Right


With the winter season over and tryouts complete, the baseball team prepares for their upcoming season. The team has been holding green days since mid January in order to get a jumpstart on the season preparation.

“We have been hitting a lot inside the gym, lifting and doing conditioning in order to prepare for the season,” sophomore Aaron Boyd said.

Senior Tyler Pacak is especially excited for the season because it is his final season before attending Randolph-Macon College on a scholarship to play baseball. He recalls what he had to overcome to achieve his success.

“I was injured my sophomore and junior year so it was difficult to deal with not playing,” Pacak said. “Lots of people said I would not be able to do it but that just added fuel to my fire to come back and prove everyone wrong.”

He adds, “The AHS baseball experience has taught me that hard work, dedication and determination to always do your best will help you achieve success.”

The team has had a few setbacks in reference to the weather however. The unusual amount of snow this season has caused the team to do most of their practicing indoors.

“We really want to get outside soon so we can get the full advantage of practicing on the full field instead of being restricted inside the gym,” junior Mason Farman said.

Once the weather becomes more cooperative, the team will hopefully get to practice on the field so they can have a true game-like practice.

The team hopes to improve on their 7-13 record from last season. “Our goal is to win our conference,” Boyd said. “We are prepared to work really hard in order to achieve that goal.”

Pacak adds, “I am looking forward to my final season with the Atoms.”