Bulldogs Playing Summer Baseball
By Norm Betz, Sports Contributor
The Waldron Bulldogs baseball team has been playing summer baseball this year, with the hopes of improving after a winless season this past year. “Summer baseball is a great opportunity for the team to gel and get in some extra games before next season,” said Bulldogs head coach Joey Majors. “It’s great for underclassmen to get in the game and show what they can do.”
Summer baseball allows juniors to play their first games as incoming seniors as well as eighth graders an opportunity to play their first high school games. “With the seniors from last season graduated, it gives the younger guys an opportunity to step up and show what they can do,” explained Majors. “We also have a few eighth graders that will help at positions they we didn’t have depth at this past season.”
The Bulldogs have only played a few games to date due to the incliment weather, as well as the busy summer schedules. “Our biggest challenge is getting all the kids out here together because most play more than one sport and have summer practices with those sports as well,” said Majors. “Not only are players tied up with other summer sports, but many take vacations, making scheduling games hard.”
The Bulldogs will host the Tigers of Mansfield on Thursday, July 17 at the Bulldogs baseball field.