One goal: Win a State Championship.
The Kits hope to get started on their season goal, and open up their season with a strong win tomorrow, at Prairie Ridge.
“We have the same goals every year,” head coach Frank Consiglio said. “We want to win conference, regionals, sectionals, the super-sectional, and eventually a State Championship.”
The Kits have high hopes for the upcoming season despite having a few more juniors than other CSL teams. More juniors is usually a sign to a more inexperienced team, but with this team, it’s different.
“We could definitely do something special this year,” junior Adam Geibel said. “Everybody needs to stick to their job and eventually we will catch fire. Hopefully it will be around playoff time.”
The Kits have a lot of talent, and more importantly, great work ethic. With both of these major parts to the team, a long playoff run is more possible than not, especially with good pitching.
“Joe Snapp and Matt Anderson could carry big loads as experienced seniors this year,” Consiglio said. “Both of them are great pitchers who could not only show the way but could also put the team on their backs with great postseason pitching.”
One of the the upsides to having more young players than other teams is definitely the leadership that some take upon themselves. That along with young talent is the key to this year’s success.
Baseball is a game of strength.
“This offseason, more players than ever before showed up for workouts and for the weight room,” Giebel said.
“This team is ready to start playing and start gaining our confidence.”
Because of their offseason preparation, the Kits are confident going into the season.
Seniors like Anderson, Snapp, Charlie Kihm, Jesse Heuer and Charlie Krause definitely will step into leadership roles as they have experience from last season.
“Showing up to practice, working hard, and putting forth all you’ve got are huge parts to our success this year,” Anderson said. “Keeping that in mind, having fun on the field is the main goal, and can lead us towards our team goal: a state championship.”
With young talent and leadership, the Kits are excited to try and accomplish their goal this season starting tomorrow, when they finally get on the field after a long offseason of hard work and dedication.