Grangeville’s baseball boys picked up a win during their doubleheader last Saturday in Meridian against Cole Valley Christian.
“I think we did really good considering we haven’t been able to play on our field yet,” starting pitcher Hunter Schoo said. “Those guys in Boise, they’ve been playing on their field since the [practice] season started. Hopefully we’ll be able to get on our field in a month.”
Grangeville has a young team, he said.
“We have a lot of potential to get a lot better,” he explained. “We made mistakes, but with that, we saw what we can improve on.”
Grangeville’s hitters had a slow start with just one single to their credit during the season opener against Melba, but, “our hitting got a lot better in the double-header... We’ll be able to improve on that.”
He chalked that up in part to first-game jitters and in part to having been stuck indoors due to the weather.
“But for now, we’ve got to keep on going in the gym, work hard and take advantage of all we’ve got there,” he said.
Schoo pitched four innings against Cole Valley.
“For it being the first time out, I felt pretty confident and my pitches were working,” he said, noting he has put work into his curve ball and two-seam fastball. “I’ve been working on it in the off-season quite a bit, and hopefully it carries on the rest of the season.”
GHS is scheduled to play in Asotin this weekend, at the Asotin tournament, but had to cancel a trip to Asotin Tuesday, March 12. “They have a nice field,” Schoo said. “Hopefully it’ll be better this weekend.”
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