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Fall Ball swings into season

Joe Rantz is about to hit the ball into the out field Photos by Jared Pittsley

If you’re looking to get your home run sport, look no further than fall ball.

Bear River’s Fall Baseball program is beginning and students are invited to join the team. Head coach Eric Van Patten says that he has high hopes for this year’s baseball season.

“We’re shooting for playoffs again this year, because the talent is carrying over from JV last year and the remaining varsity from last year,” Coach Van Patten said. “As for how deep we’re going, that’s really up to the guys. They’re the ones putting the effort into the game.”

Regarding the baseball team’s strengths this year, Coach Van Patten was optimistic.

“Our hitting at Bear River has always been strong, and I believe that is going to carry over into this year.”

As far as pitching, Coach Eric Van Patten was also positive.

“Pitching at Bear River is yearly determined, and I believe that our talent in that area this year is solid.”

Bruin baseball players are also eager to play ball. Outfielder Johnny Calleri, a junior, has prepared for the coming season.

“I continued practicing my baseball skills,” Calleri said. “I would go out with my friends to the field and hit.”

Sophomore shortstop Nathan Van Patten described how he feels about jumping right into games next week.

“(I’m) as ready is I could ever be. I feel prepared because I’ve been working through summer.”

Asked about the talent on the team, outfielder Cameron Kodai, a junior, was cautiously hopeful.

“I think we lost talent but we have potential. The seniors that we lost were very good.”


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Fall Ball swings into season