The Pitt State Club Baseball is preparing for their upcoming spring semester.
Since their last games in November, the Club Baseball team has been practicing and preparing for the spring semester.
“Pretty much we’ve just been practicing, getting in the cage, haven’t had much chance to get outside on the field yet,” said Club President Drew Roy, and senior in business management. “We’ve only been able to practice outside once. But that’s just kind of part of it this time of year. But overall just getting ready for the game.”
As most other sports, the Gorillas goal is to make it to conference championships and win; which Club Baseball did last year. They were named the champions after they won the World Series last May against the Air Force Falcons (7-0). That is again their goal this year.
“Our main goal, our first goal, is to be conference champions,” Roy said. “After that, that gives us an opportunity to be in the regional playoffs and once we get in, we just hope to make things happen and see how it goes. Once we get into tournaments, anything can happen. But other than that, playing together, respecting the game, and just having a good time this year.”
As he is a senior and this is his last semester, Roy hopes to make the most of it and have fun with the team before moving on to the next chapter in his life.
“Well, this will be my final semester, personally,” Roy said. “So, I’m just looking forward to enjoying my last ride and I couldn’t be happier with the group of guys I get to do it with.”
Roy hopes to see the team enjoy their time together and have fun playing baseball throughout the semester.
“Ultimately, (I hope to see the team) having fun,” Roy said. “This is a great opportunity we had. Not everybody gets to play at this level and so just everybody to have a good time, stay together, build relationships on and off the field, and playing well together on the field.”
The team was scheduled to have an intersquad scrimmage on Saturday, Feb. 15 but they were rained out.
“Unfortunately, we got rained out,” Roy said. “So, we’re just gonna have to hope for the best this weekend.”
Club Baseball currently has a fundraiser going.
“We have a (fundraiser),” Roy said. “It’s called the Pitt Power Project, so its… funding for Pitt State. We have that going and we are going to have a drawing… (We are) selling tickets for a yeti, to win a yeti. So, we’ll draw one ticket (and) the winning ticket will get it. Tickets are five dollars apiece or twenty (dollars) for five. Both of those can be found on our Twitter page.”
More information about the fundraiser can be found on their Twitter @PSUClubBaseball.
Club Baseball’s first series is a home series against the Truman State Bulldogs on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23. Games one and two are on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. and then at 3 p.m. Game three is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23.