“Early lead.” It’s a theme that repeatedly occurs in accounts of how Stanley-Boyd lost to the opposing team in games this year. With a record of three wins to fourteen losses for the 2020-21 …
“Early lead.” It’s a theme that repeatedly occurs in accounts of how Stanley-Boyd lost to the opposing team in games this year. With a record of three wins to fourteen losses for the 2020-21 season, it's something that Stanley-
Boyd will to try and stop from happening next year on the opposing side. Baseball coach Ryan Sturm had more to say on the recently completed season and what need to happen next year to do better, after the season came to an end June 10
with a loss to Osseo-Fairchild.
" We had a difficult time getting timely hits
with runners on,” Coach Sturm began of what went wrong this year. “Many of our players have played little baseball, so we need to develop the youth program for the long-term success of Stanley-Boyd baseball,” he said. So how to do that, exactly?
“We are running American Legion baseball this summer to get our players ready to play next year,” Sturm said. “There are many underclassmen displaying interest in playing next year which will help the program.”
Sturm noted in addition that Carter Vait made first team all-conference while Trenton
Whisnant had “a solid year hitting and pitching.
So what needs to happen for next year?
“Our goals for next year are to develop a positive team culture, work on our hitting skills, and also to help youth coaches with hitting and pitching drills through a clinic,” Coach Sturm said.
As to American Legion Baseball, the second game is Friday July 1 at 5 p.m., down at Oriole
The Stanley-Boyd Oriole team on June 10. Photo from Stanley-Boyd High School Pep Club Facebook.