WolfPack baseball: Spring preview

The baseball season kicked off over the Easter long weekend at Norbrock Stadium in McArthur Island, marking the beginning of a new journey for the TRU WolfPack. Among the eager players is rookie outfielder Riely Hay, who shared his thoughts about the start of the season and the team’s prospects.

“I think we’re pretty confident going into it,” Hay said. “I know a lot of teams in the league don’t expect us to be good because we were pretty mediocre the last couple of years. We added a lot of bats and a couple of arms in the offseason, so I think we’re going to be good this year.”

Reflecting on their offseason experiences, Hay mentioned the team’s trip to Arizona.

“We’ve been really good. On our Arizona trip, we didn’t win a lot of games, but we could have. We played very well against strong schools and teams in our own league. We only have two losses this preseason.”

Looking ahead to the season, Hay highlighted key players to watch out for.

“Jared Sucro. He’ll be a really good bat. Jared started to grow. Nolan Austin will be a really good bat this season. They’re both new, and I don’t think the rest of the league really knows we even have them. Pitchers definitely Robinson and Kolby.”

As the WolfPack embarks on their new season, there is a sense of optimism and determination to prove their worth on the field. With a blend of seasoned players and promising newcomers, the team aims to make a mark in the league and exceed expectations.

Last year, the WolfPack ended the season with a .469 batting average and a 15-17 W/L record.

The WolfPack will enjoy the home-field advantage for their next two games when they square off with the Victoria Golden Tide on April 13 & 14.