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Highlanders Open Baseball Season Wednesday Against Mulberry

Hopes High For a Solid Season

The crack of the bat, the chatter in the pen, fresh clay on the mound, and lights on "The Hill" tell us that the Highlander Baseball season has begun. Hopes are high for the first home varsity game against Mulberry on Wednesday, March 2. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m.

"I have watched and worked with these young men in baseball for 10 years," said Steve Wilmoth, Highlanders coach ,. "This year's team has worked very hard off season, and we look forward to us accomplishing our team goals."

Senior Outfielder Chad Ridell feels the team has a strong defense this year and is capable of shutting out our competition. The Highlanders won a pre-season training game against Auburndale on Monday with a come-from-behind 4-2 score after their four-run rally in the 5th inning.

Mason Hixenbaugh, a seniort third baseman, endorsed Ridell's view, saying "this team is going in strong and has high hopes of a winning season. Our seven returning Seniors bring lots of experience and leadership to our team."

Senior Catcher Bryson Fackender agreed that the seven returning Seniors the team is destined for a successful season.

The Highlanders are encouraging fans like you to come out and enjoy some Highlander Baseball. Help them start the season by coming out on March 2. "We'll see you at the "Hill" for some great baseball, supporting your Highlanders, and enjoying a full concession with all your ballpark favorites," said educator Jan Lewis. "We're Highlander Strong!-Highlander Proud!"


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