By: Andrew Grejda and Mason Dickert
The Salisbury baseball teams had a scrimmage against Brandywine Heights, Monday, March 21. The varsity team was away at Brandywine High School and the junior varsity team was home at Salisbury High School.
“I thought we pitched well, and we scored the guys that were in scoring position. Our fielding was good also. On the hitting end, we need to be more aggressive in the early counts and attack the good pitches,” says senior Hunter Rothrock.
Scrimmages for the varsity team are now over, with their first regular-season game coming soon.
“I think the season will be much more successful compared to last year. We can be a very competitive team this year. The chemistry will be there too. Last year, we had a bunch of younger guys, and this year, the experience grew tremendously. I feel like we can have a great run deep into the season,” said senior Tim Schware.
Salisbury’s varsity roster is experienced, and according to some players, as the season goes on, the better they will be. With a record of 7-13 last year, the Falcons are looking to turn it right back around by minimizing the errors, and having better at-bats each game to achieve success.
The recent scrimmage played by the Falcons’ junior varsity went better than many may have expected. Here are some thoughts from sophomore Dominic Popovich. “It was a great game with some minor mistakes made, but at the end of the day, we came back from being down two points. We ended up tying the game against Brandywine.”
The junior varsity team is also made of many experienced players. The scrimmage ended in a tie 3-3, but this was the first time the team was able to show their chemistry. Both of the Falcons’ baseball teams should be solid teams to compete throughout the season.
Sophomore Christopher Lovelidge said, “I think the season will be interesting. The team looks pretty good in practice but it is all about performance during the game.”
The baseball teams have their first official game on Saturday, March 26, against Dieruff.