Tuesday, February 17, 2009

9 Day and counting...

We are nine days away from starting our trek to Florida for our first spring contests. I gave the team this past weekend off so they could get some must needed rest and to see family and friends before our hectic schedule gets underway. Our schedule takes us to Florida, Virginia, Missouri, Massachusetts, Buffalo, Moon Township, PA near Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. It's an ambitious schedule that will test our toughness as a team. I am positive this team is up for the challenge.

The pitchers threw live today and as always the pitchers are ahead of the hitters. It was a very productive practice which helped the coaching staff work not only on pitching and hitting but the mental game. It is usually a humbling experience the first time you step into the cage against quality Division I pitchers. It was a good start.

We have also been going over video with the hitters and working on their swings daily. Our new Swing Right Pro has helped us analyze swings and helped our players understand what needs to be done to be successful in the batter's box. It continues to be a valuable tool for us.
The picture to the left is Kara Morenus taking a swing this fall. She is compared to Olympian Lovianne Jung on the right. PICTURE PERFECT.

We had a chance to get outside on the turf of our baseball field last week. It was a 55 degree day with sprinkles but it gave us a chance to see some fly balls and get a smell of the air. Just a tease as for the next day the snow returned and the temp dropped 35 degrees. We have a big week ahead of us. We are in the RC for four practices which will be our chance to secure the defense and get ourselves ready for Niagara on February 28th. GO BONAS!

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