Bozeman baseball team starts practice back up
Baseball is making its return in the area, and the Bozeman baseball team headed out to the diamond today to get some practice in.
This was the second practice the bucks have had since baseball season was cut short due to the pandemic, and coach Jeff Patton says he is so happy to be out with his team again, but without that spring season, he says these practices are more crucial than ever.
“It's important right now because we haven't been around each other. We've got new kids coming up from the junior varsity. We had a pretty experienced team last year, so we have got quite a few open places in the field. We've got some kids that really need the reps and the work, and I need to be around them and see what they can and can't do. That's a big thing as to why we play in the summer games. We move kids around to positions to see what they can and can't do. We are going to try to simulate that as best we can with practice. You can't replace games and experience, but we are going to do the best we can and just look at these kids. Our kids are working. They're all showing up every day. We never really have a problem with that,” said Coach Patton.
Coach Patton says he is being adamant about following the guidelines as closely as possible to keep his team safe. He also has plans of getting his pitchers back on the mound next week to help with the simulation.