Dimond’s Baseball Begins Season with Four-Game Winning Streak

Spring is in the air and those spring sports are back, and that means America’s game baseball is back.

Dimond has started their season this year with a four-game win streak, beating Service, Eagle River, Bartlett and Grace Christian.

Dimond won the four games very smoothly with some high-scoring games for the Lynx men at the plate.

Despite other sports having had some delays and the movement of games or space in the Dome, baseball has not had this issue, starting on time with no setbacks. 

Since the start they have been flawless, and Dimond’s senior captain Zach Jenkins has good words on the team and what the future could hold.

Jenkins stated, “The team looks super good this year. This is the best team I’ve been a part of for my four years on varsity.

“We’ve got a bunch of upperclassmen who produce like they should, and some young guys who can contribute in spots when they start.”

With a well rounded team, Jenkins stated for the team, “I definitely think that we’re a front runner to take home State this year.”

If the baseball boys were able to win State this year, it would be Dimond’s 3rd state championship this year. 

Alex Bruce, a junior at Dimond, stated, “Our baseball team is going to be something special this year and if our team comes together and plays as a whole we should have a good shot at a state title this year.”

The team has their hopes up and hopefully they can keep the train moving with a fantastic start to the season by winning with 10 or more runs.

With Covid-19 being a thing and the spring breakup conditions being damp from the snow, it makes it hard for teams to practice if they don’t have a turf field. 

Since the fields are mostly grass and practices have been held inside, the games have only been played at Bartlett since they have the only turf field.

There is no specific date on when the teams can move to the grass fields to practice,and Bruce stated, “Hopefully soon is what I’m hearing.” 

The teams are urging to get out of their gyms and do some real practicing on the fields under the fantastic spring weather.

Bruce has one more season after the next year so he stated his views on the coming team next year, “We are losing a lot of guys. 

We have something like 12 seniors and  a lot of them play key roles on the team so we are going to most likely take a big hit from losing them.”

With 12 seniors that can make a whole starting lineup with subs it will be a hard loss for the lynx.

The next season will be filled with opportunities for the many that will have to fill those 12 spots to keep the team going.