Spring Preview: Baseball

Emma Zamec and Taylor Rogers

Although they lost a good group of seniors at key positions like pitcher and outfield, the BSM baseball team plans on staying competitive and determined this season. With junior captain Keaton Studsrud, a shortstop, and senior outfielder Daniel Labosky being a role model of the team this year, they hope to lead the team with new talent stepping in. “I believe it will be a solid year, along with a year to rebuild,” Studsrud said.

The main difference compared to last year is that several spots on varsity have opened up due to players that graduated last year. “This season we will be competitive. Probably not as good as we were last year, but we have a lot of strong players, and I definitely think that we can hang with the best teams in our conference,” junior Dunham DeRemer said.

The season will begin down in Florida, with their first practice of the spring happening the first night they arrive in the state. They will play some exhibitions against some Florida teams and get a sense of what is in store for them this season when they return to Minnesota. “I am looking forward to the trip down to Florida with all the boys, that’s going to be really fun. Playing some teams from Florida will give us a good idea of where we are at right now,” DeRemer said.

Once back in Minnesota, the team will play Columbia Heights in their first game of the season, and their first home game will be on April 9 against Robbinsdale Cooper. Some of the teams they look forward to challenging will be Edina, Hopkins, and Totino Grace. Although these teams might provide some major competition, the team is looking forward to playing them and improving on their talents. “We have a lot of talent and it will be fun to see it all come together and see what we can make of it,” Studsrud said.

The baseball season is rapidly approaching, with their first game happening on April 4. It will be a good year to come watch the BSM baseball team rebuild and strengthen their new team. “We lost a lot of senior leadership, so that will be tough to replace, but I think we have the guys to step up. Also, we have a new core group of guys on the team, so that will be different than last year,” Labosky said.