Ready to Roll On – Baseball Is Almost Back
By Ali Dimof
Pitt-Greensburg baseball will be emphasizing no “wasted minutes,” head coach Anthony Williams said.
“This year our start date was Sunday January 31st. We decided as a coaching staff that practicing at midnight, the first minute we are allowed to by the NCAA, would really drive home the point of no ‘wasted minutes,’” Williams said.
The team will feature four All Conference players: Matt Moyer, Anthony Bozzuto, Matt Germanoski, and Greg Lynn – a special group for Williams.
“All four were a part of my first recruiting class who are seniors now. They have been the core of this team for a long time and will leave here as the winningest class in program history,” Williams said.
Returning Junior shortstop, Dylan Pounds, is expected to join the list of All-Conference players, Williams added.
Williams believes this will be a big year.
“I believe this is the year we get it done and I expect you to hear and read the words ‘Pitt-Greensburg is going to the NCAA tournament,’ come May,” Williams said.
Dates to circle on the calendar include Tuesday March 22, the home opener against Mount Union at 3 p.m. Also Saturday April 2 against Penn State Behrend and Tuesday April 19 against La Roche will both be crucial double-headers starting at 1 p.m.
Senior pitcher, Adam Dodson stressed how important Opening Day is for the team. However, every game matters to Dodson.
“We take it one game at a time,” Dodson said. “Looking ahead doesn’t do anything for us,” he added.
Dodson answered one other big question. What does a college baseball player eat before games?
“If we are at home, we will take batting practice and then head to the cafeteria to grab lunch before the game. But if we are away, we will usually just stock up on protein bars and eat those on the bus,” Dodson said.
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