No More “Bad Hops” for the Baseball Team

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No More “Bad Hops” for the Baseball Team

Autumn Bradford, Editor

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From training upcoming infielders, having a solid field, and drawing more games to Sunnyvale, the baseball field is ready for what this upcoming season may bring.

 

The new turf will help our program in several ways,” Head Baseball Coach Tim Arden said. “First, it will help the development of the younger infielders by giving them confidence to stay down on the ball. Bad hops will not be an issue any longer.”

 

After having the old field for 10 years, it was time for an update. The new field, finished before Christmas break, has new and improved turf and dirt to help the baseball team have a better, safer season. The turf mound being one is one of the biggest advantages, as the baseball team is counting on it being easier to manage.

 

“The turf will keep players safer,” catcher Simon Belz said. “The ball will play faster, but will also be more predictable, allowing players to field the ball. The mound turf will also be an advantage because it means we don’t have dirt running into the turf, ruining it.”

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