By Bernice Ou-yang
The PHHS Baseball team started their conditioning in January, held tryouts in February and began playing in early March.
“(The coaches) push us pretty hard, but sometimes they give us a little bit of a leeway,” said pitcher Daniel Bobias. “If they see that we are pushing really hard, they will give us a little break or cut down (on the conditioning) or they’ll give us a fun day.”
The team worked and trained hard everyday after school. Its goal is to win as many games as possible and to get to CCS (Central Coast Section).
“I think that (the coaches) are one of the main reasons that we are where we are now and they are why we are going to be successful later on,” mentioned outfielder Jose Renteria.
The coaches, Bill Kennedy and Alex Flores, started off the team’s training with some stretching and throwing, then they would move on to practice defense drills and others.
“Since we lost five guys last year, I’m actually pretty proud of how we are doing this year,” admitted starting catcher Collins Mcevers. “(The training) is pretty difficult. It’s especially tougher for the people who don’t play often or just started playing not too long ago. We just have to be strong mentally and overcome all the obstacles together.”
The Varsity Baseball team lost the home game against Oak Grove High School this Wednesday, with the score of 5-3.
Both the Junior Varsity and the Varsity Baseball team have played about nine games so far and are feeling optimistic.
The Junior Varsity Baseball team’s current record is 3-5 overall and 2-1 for league. The Piedmont Hills Varsity Baseball team’s current record is 5-3 overall and 4-1 for league.