Team Struggles

Jessica Mattingly, Copy Editor

It’s a hard knock life for the baseball team.

After coming off a hard week in Disney, the Bullitt East Chargers continue to struggle.

The boys were scheduled to play three games the week of April 13th. With the hardships, the team has realized what they are still struggling with. This week, the baseball team has a busy schedule.

Coming off of a long spring break, the boys were off Monday, but it was back to business on Tuesday; or so they thought. Mt. Washington’s rainy weather cancelled the Thomas Nelson game. Because of that, Coach Jeff Bowles picked up a unscheduled game on Wednesday versus Taylor County. Despite the late notice to the boys, the Chargers pulled a 10-4 victory.

The rest of the week was laid back until Friday. PRP brought the heat on Friday, April 17th, and East lost 6-2. To end the week, Bullitt East lost to Boone County 11-3.

With the consistent defeat, the team has realized what they still need to work on. Previously, varsity player Zach Jones mentioned how the team needed to work on hitting the ball and reducing strikeouts. Now, the team needs to focus more on pitch selection.

Of course, the team has players that have been working hard to help the team breakthrough the hard defeats. Michael Lobred, varsity baseball player said, “Matthew Bryant and Troy O’Brien have done a lot of work on their own and still stay humble.”

Coming into the week of April 20th, the baseball team has a jam-packed schedule. On Monday, the team will take on Bethlehem. On Tuesday, the team faces J-Town. On Thursday, the LIT games kick off with Beechwood. On Friday and Saturday it’s Dunbar and Nelson County.