As the school year is coming to a close, so is Spring Hill Baseball. With only 6 more competitors left in their regular season, the team has certainly had an interesting season up to this point and are looking forward to competing in the SIAC Tournament after the semester ends.
The team held a 3-8 record after starting their season in February, but came together in March to build their record to 16-12. Now 19-13, the team hopes to hold their momentum into the SIAC tournament. According to Sophomore Pat Mayo, “The season has been very successful and the whole team started to grow together as one throughout the season. The hitting and pitching started off slow, but started to come around once the weather started to heat up. It was the first time a lot of these guys have ever played together, so the guys had to get used to each other, and once they did the team really started to gel.” This newfound cohesiveness leaves the team very excited currently for what’s in store for the rest of the season.
As well, the Junior Varsity team is satisfied with its 4-9 record so far, with Junior Max Mattione stating, “This is my 3rd year playing JV baseball and this is the best team we have had as far as talent and playing together as a unit. We’ve had a very hard schedule against some of the best junior colleges in the gulf coast and have beaten 2 nationally ranked junior colleges this year.” Those nationally ranked victories against Meridian and Pensacola State constitute the high points of a successful season for JV as they wrap up and look ahead to next season.
The team still has games against West Alabama on April 10, LeMoyne-Owen College on the 13 and 14, Auburn on the 16, Lane College on the 19 and 20, West Florida on the 23, and Albany State on the 26 and 27. After this, the team will be gearing up for the SIAC Championship Tournament and the NCAA South Regional Tournament.