One of the surest signs of Spring is the sounds of baseball emanating from fields that have been dormant over the Winter.
After a season suddenly cut short last year because of COVID-19, the Lausanne baseball team is once again taking the field at Gagliano Field, home of the Lynx.
If there was any rust due to lack of games, it has not been apparent this year as the Lynx are undefeated on the young season.
The varsity team is off to a 4-1 start and the junior varsity squad is currently 3-0.
“At this point, the season things have gone as expected,” head coach Chris Mitchell said. “We are an extremely young team and we expected several mistakes to be made. At the same time, we have also found a way to fight through the mistakes and pull off a few wins.”
Mitchell said with the amount of youth on the team, it takes time to slow the game down.
“This has been our main talking point lately,” Mitchell said. “Make sure we know the basics. As in the signs, defensive plays and where to be at all times. Once you take care of the basics you can let your athleticism take over and slow the game down.”
As the Lynx prepare for the rest of the season the goal for the team is simple. Limit mistakes and compete.
“We want our young players to learn to compete at the plate and fight till the last out is made. It will take some time, but these players gaining varsity experience at a young age will pay off over the next couple of years,” Mitchell said.
The team is anchored by its two seniors. Bam Bruckman ’21 (committed to Northwest Community College in MS) and Jackson Seltzer ’21. As team captains, both have played and will continue to play a major role in helping to develop our young team.
“In 2020 we were set to make a run. But unfortunately with the pandemic, the year was cut short and those two seniors have stepped up and done everything to help get the 2021 squad ready,” Mitchell said. “I know it’s hard on them as well as the 2020 seniors knowing we had a chance last year, but they are doing a great job helping us prepare for the future.”
The Lynx baseball team takes the field next on Monday night at FACS and then on Tuesday night faces the Crusaders again at Gagliano Field. The JV team plays at 4:30 p.m. with the first pitch for the varsity team scheduled for 7 p.m.