Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Sidearm Scoop #1

Edgewood College sophomore pitcher Blake Hunt will be writing blog entries for the Eagle baseball team this year. Enjoy...

Welcome to the first of my blog entries I will be writing over the upcoming baseball season. My name is Blake Hunt and I am currently in my second year here at Edgewood College. If you manage to make it out to any games this year just look for the sidearm left-handed pitcher with goofy mechanics and that would be me. I figured for my first blog I would just give you a little insight into what's been going on at practices and what you can expect to see this year.

We signed a contract this year that allows us to practice at Hitters Sportsplex, the only indoor baseball field in this part of the state. This is awesome and practices have been much more productive this year. I feel we have a huge advantage over teams going into the season because we have been able to competitively scrimmage for the past two weeks. The only downside is that we practice until at least 11 every night. This has made me really regret signing up for the 8 a.m. managerial accounting class.

I can't wait to travel up to the Metrodome this weekend for our first games against Macalaster College and Augsburg College. It is obvious the anxiety and excitement is starting to build in us all as we keep getting closer and closer to Friday. We all remember our disappointing season last year and are determined to make this season count. It will be awesome to see everyone hit the field for the first time, especially some of the new guys who I feel will have a huge impact on our team.

Finally, I would encourage all of you to check out the video from this year's Polar Plunge. Myself and several other teamates took the plunge and let me tell you it is something I will never forget. The term "freezing cold" took on a whole new meaning after ten seconds in that water.

1 comment:

Josh said...

I think having a lefty...and a sidewinding one at that is an excellent choice for the eagle baseball blog!