Donkeys ready to hit the diamond

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Kayla Nees

Cody Edwards (center), Evan Hines, and Alex Alvarez warm up during baseball practice.

Kayla Nees, Staff Writer

The Bray-Doyle baseball team are looking to improve last season’s 5-15 record. Coach Marcus Knight is will be moving from the football field to lead the Donkeys on the diamond this season. Knight says the goals for this season are simple.

“We want to win more games than we lose,” Knight said. “We want to get better each and every day.”

The Donkeys will be replacing five starters this season, and will be looking towards it’s seniors and strong underclassmen to lead the team this season.

“We’ve got a couple of seniors that will help us this season in Marshall Loveday and Evan Hines,” Knight said. “We also have underclassmen like Cody and Weston Edwards that are going to be a big help to us this year.”

Knight said one of the key things the Donkeys need to do, to win, is throwing strikes and playing defense.

“We need to push a lot of strikes across the plate and not walk a bunch of people,” Knight said.

The Donkeys kick the season off with their home opener on Monday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. against the Velma-Alma Comets. On Friday, March 6, the Donkeys will lace their cleats back up when they host the second annual Joe Lumbert Memorial Festival.